The Dr. Joe Galati Podcast

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Increased Alcohol Abuse

Dr. Joe Galati last week was on the radio with Frank Morano on THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT. The show airs every evening between 1:00-5:00 a.m. EST on 77-WABC out of New York. Dr. Galati was discussing new data from the CDC on increased deaths from alcohol over the past few years.


A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealing a significant increase in alcohol-related deaths in the United States, with nearly 500 Americans dying each day in 2021. The spike began during the Covid pandemic and continued to rise after lockdowns in 2020. The study highlights a higher death rate among men but a quicker increase among women. Factors contributing to the surge include pandemic stress and increased availability of alcohol through home-delivery services. Binge drinking is also on the rise, particularly among middle-aged adults. Policy suggestions to address this issue include increasing alcohol prices through taxes, limiting sales, and promoting counseling. Additionally, new research is linking alcohol use even in moderation to harmful effects on health, debunking previous beliefs about the health benefits of alcohol, including red wine.


Links to alcohol related sites:


Frank Morano Podcast


Increase Deaths from Alcohol


Excess Alcohol Use


Binge Drinking


Alcohol Related Death Impact


Drinking Guidelines


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A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Joe Galati was raised in a family where good nutrition and family were ways of life. Today, his practice, Liver Specialists of Texas and the Metabolic Liver Center (Fatty Liver Disease Clinic), is devoted to the care of patients with all facets of liver diseases, obesity, fatty liver, and related disorders. Based in Houston, Texas, Dr.Galati is an expert “physician-communicator”, and brings his listeners the information they need to to get on a healthy path to wellness, understand what’s needed to remain healthy, with a solid foundation of food and nutrition. Each week he is joined by experts from around the world to shed light on these important topics to keep America healthy. Since 2003, Dr. Galati has created consumer-oriented radio programming on health and wellness, producing and hosting “Your Health First,” a one-hour radio program each weekend, heard on iHeart Radio’s 740 am KTRH. When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer and is a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, supporting entrepreneurs in all corners of the world.

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