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WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND? Alcohol-induced hangover is characterized by a well-known complex of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur when elevated blood alcohol concentrations return to zero. Surprisingly, there are neither any sound pathophysiological hangover models nor any effective medical remedies. Instead, societies appear to rely on old folk sayings that exist in numerous languages and variations, e.g., “Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer.” Similarly, the French say, “Bière sur vin…
WHAT IS IT? The study “Light to moderate drinking and therapeutic doses of acetaminophen: an assessment of risks for renal dysfunction” examined the potential effect of non-prescription analgesics such as acetaminophen (commonly used for headaches, colds, etc.) in combination with moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages on kidney functions. WHAT DOES IT SAY? The results suggest that even therapeutic doses of acetaminophen combined with light to moderate amounts of alcohol can have detrimental effects on the kidneys, even more so, if…
WHAT IS THE MOLI-SANI STUDY? The Moli-sani study (www.moli-sani.org) is a cohort study carried out in central/southern Italy aiming at evaluating the risk factors (environmental, genetics, bio-molecular) linked to chronic-degenerative disease with particular regard to cancer, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disease. WHAT ARE THE LATEST FINDINGS OF THE MOLI-SANI STUDY? In this prospective study of 21.000 participants from a Mediterranean population, life-time abstainers and heavier consumers (>48g/day)* had higher rates of hospitalization for all causes compared to moderate drinkers, especially…
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 14:21

Update from the CASCADE study

WHAT IS THE CASCADE STUDY? The CASCADE study (CArdiovaSCulAr Diabetes & Ethanol) is the first randomized wine study with a focus on diabetes. 224 abstainers with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to consume 1 glass (150 ml) of red wine, white wine or water for 2 years, on top of a Mediterranean diet that was not restricted in terms of calories. WHAT IS THIS? The current publication, “Wine and health- new evidence” summarizes previous findings from the CASCADE study…
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 14:18

Wine and dementia

A new study with the title “Alcohol use and dementia: a systematic scoping review” published on 05/01/19 carried out a systematic review about the intake of alcoholic beverages and the risk of cognitive impairment. WHAT’S THE FRAME? Considering the increasing ageing of populations worldwide, cognitive impairment and dementia are expected to increase and create serious challenges for healthcare providers. The global number of individuals with dementia is projected to triple, from approximately 50 million in 2018 to 152 million in…
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