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Friday, 19 November 2021 09:30

The “sick quitters” effect re-examined

The current study appeared in the media headlines suggesting that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages or the “odd glass of wine” after all does not confer any health benefits. What has been done? The study examined the relationship between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality among a 4075 adults, aged 18-64, residing in and around a single city in northern Germany. The authors spent a considerable effort identifying abstainers (individuals who reported not drinking any…
A Mediterranean dietary pattern has been associated with beneficial health outcomes in the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline or cancers. Its benefits were recognized by the UNESCO, which declared the Med diet in 2010 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. What has been related to its health benefits are antioxidants, especially polyphenols. The intake of these compounds is associated with beneficial effects on the blood lipids, blood pressure, glucose metabolism,…
Before menopause, women are affected less frequently than men by cardiovascular diseases. But with the hormonal changes (and increasing age) this advantage is lost. The risk increases significantly, which is also noticeable in the changing cholesterol values. Spanish researchers examined in a sub-group of the PREDIMED study whether post-menopausal women at high risk for cardiovascular diseases might benefit from moderate wine consumption. They selected 222 postmenopausal women who indicated at the beginning of the study that they consume wine regularly.…
Even though the detrimental health effects of heavy drinking are well-documented in the literature, there are inconsistent findings regarding the safety of light-to-moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages. In particular, little is still known about the consumption of specific alcoholic beverages in the context of dietary habits and lifestyle, which could influence the health status. The current review summarised and critically evaluated the evidence of the relationship between alcoholic beverage preference and consumer dietary and lifestyle habits. A literature search identified…
The health effects of alcoholic beverages cannot be assessed only by the amount consumed. This is the conclusion of a new study from the UK where the researchers - for the first time - examined how the mortality risk is affected when considering the drinking pattern. Just to be clear: we are not talking about excessive drinking amounts which - without any doubts - reduce the life expectancy. It is about moderate consumption, which has been associated with a reduced…
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