The regularity with which they consume alcoholic beverages may modestly impact their risk.

The findings, reported in the January 4, 2005 issue of the Annals of Internal Medication, help shed light on a subject that is the foundation of some misunderstandings, and reinforce the need for what the authors call ‘drinking patterns,’ the number of days weekly that alcoholic beverages is normally consumed and the total amount consumed on consuming days. ‘In this study, the participants who were at lowest risk for stroke were the guys who consumed a couple of drinks on three to four days of the week,’ says lead writer Kenneth Mukamal, MD, MPH, an over-all internist at BIDMC and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical College.Related StoriesResearchers determine tumor suppressor genes that drive subset of melanomasStudy looks at survival benefits of surgical resection for melanoma sufferers with abdominal metastasesCotellic approved to be used in conjunction with vemurafenib for melanoma treatmentWarso said the investigational agent can be given on an outpatient basis and provides been secure and well-tolerated in clinical trials to date. Melanoma is among the fastest-growing malignancy indications, rising at a 3 % to 5 % annual rate over the last 30 years.