Young people ‘most likely to experience injuries,’ no benefit from alcohol consumption

Although moderate alcohol consumption may benefit older adults, including reduced risk for ischemic heart disease, stroke and diabetes, young adults saw no benefit and instead accrued “significant health risks” from consuming alcohol.A systematic analysis published in The Lancet also recommended that global alcohol consumption recommendations should be based on age and location, with the strongest…

Peripheral neuropathy common in patients with idiopathic, diabetic gastroparesis

Patients with symptoms of gastroparesis — including those with diabetic and idiopathic etiologies — demonstrated a prevalence for peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published in BMC Gastroenterology.Researchers further reported that, particularly in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis (IG), this prevalence was associated with more severe gastroparetic symptoms compared with patients with gastroparesis and no peripheral…