Medical treatments for alcohol dependence include three approved oral medications - disulfiram (Antabuse), naltrexone (Depade, Revia) and acamprosate (Campral) - and an injectable long-acting form of naltrexone ( Vivitrol ). Use of these medical treatments may work to help reduce drinking, relapses, and lead to full recovery and abstinence from alcohol. According to one review, naltrexone and acamprosate have strong evidence and are recommended as treatment options for alcohol dependence in conjunction with behavioral therapy. Disulfiram has not been shown to increase abstinence rates or decrease relapse rates or cravings compared with placebo, and it is not recommended for routine use in primary care. 14
Specifically in the US, we have a tendency to get extremely sedentary after college (marriage, kids, and work life all start to take it’s toll). We get fat and lazy (myself included, and am still fighting to get back to where I was). I would bet if this study was done with US farmers and/or construction workers (you don’t usually see fat farmers or construction workers, do you?), the results would be very similar, even though they don’t do winter fasting, but there workload does decrease drastically! But…. I would also bet that if those same construction workers were to do weight training in the winter (because they have more time), you probably wouldn’t see any drop off!
Thanks for the article. This and your others postings are a gold mine of information on men’s health that we aren’t getting anywhere else!
American Academy of Family Physicians: Diabetes - Blood tests to help manage your diabetes
: Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level
American Diabetes Association
American Association of Diabetes Educators: Patient Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes Public Health Resource
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Diabetes
National Diabetes Education Program: Am I at Risk?
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: What I need to know about Gestational Diabetes