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Over the last decades, observational studies have shown that individuals who abstain entirely from the consumption of alcoholic beverages might be worse off than moderate drinkers. Several recent studies have tried to discredit this J-shaped relationship between drinking and all-cause mortality, pointing to a ‘no-safe level’ of drinking. Wood and colleagues for example, challenge the long-standing conclusion that a glass of wine a day with the meals might lower the cardiovascular disease risk and could even be beneficial for the…
This meta-analysis examined the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) of all published prospective studies, evaluated the relative contribution of individual components of this diet and how they relate to longevity or all-cause mortality. The results confirm an inverse association of the MedDiet and mortality, meaning that those individuals adhering the most to a MedDiet lived longer. When it comes to the individual components of the MedDiet, one of the major protective factors was moderate, non-excessive intake of alcoholic beverages –mostly in the…
The current study aimed to determine whether the amount, the drinking pattern or the type of alcoholic beverage had an impact on liver fibrosis in patients with Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The results showed that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages, in particular wine in a non-binge drinking pattern, is associated with a decreased risk of advanced liver damage in patients with NAFLD. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in developed countries with a prevalence…
The results of a recent publication indicate that the Mediterranean diet can significantly reduce the mortality in elderly individuals. During a follow up of eight years, Italian researchers of the Moli Sani Study analysed the relationship between the traditional Mediterranean diet and mortality among 5000 participants above 65 years old. In addition, they also carried out a meta-analysis of other epidemiological studies published in several countries with a total of 12,000 participants. The results clearly show that a traditional Mediterranean…
A large study in the renowned journal The Lancet last week caused uncertainty among all wine drinkers. According to the publication, even very moderate drinking is worse than not drinking at all. This conclusion seems to contradict a large body of other studies which have found that moderate drinking is associated with a healthier and longer life expectancy and lower cardiovascular events. Summary: A recent study[1] - published in the Lancet- examining the consumption of alcoholic beverages and disease risk…
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