Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Effects of alcohol habits on physical functions in community-dwelling elderly males
Yuki KikuchiShin MurataTeppei AbikoHideki NakanoKayoko ShiraiwaAkio GoudaJun Horie
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2021 Volume 11 Issue 3 Pages 107-111

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Drinking alcohol has been reported as a risk factor for a reduced healthy life expectancy. However, several studies suggested that drinking has a positive effect on health. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in physical functions of elderly men living in the community by classifying them into three groups according to the frequency of drinking (no drinking group, occasional drinking group, and daily drinking group). As a result of the comparison of the three groups, the enveloped area representing standing balance was significantly larger in the daily-drinking groupthaninthe no-drinking group and the occasional-drinking group. This study suggested that daily drinking is one of the factors that reduces standing balance in elderly men living in the community and that occasional drinking does not have an adverse effect on health.

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