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The intake of alcoholic beverages might lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Wine does not seem to show any specific beneficial effects. The causes of Parkinson’s disease involve both genetic and environmental factors, but the genetic factor only accounts for a small part of all causes. Actually, previous studies showed that behaviors such as smoking and coffee drinking were associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease. However, up-to-date results from the observational studies on the consumption of alcoholic beverages…
An Australian study confirmed a consistent J-shaped relationship between lifetime, current and past consumption of alcoholic beverages and all-cause mortality, thus a lower mortality was observed at low-moderate levels and a higher mortality at higher levels of drinking compared to stable abstinence. In most studies, the current alcohol consumption is assessed and very few studies measured lifetime consumption, however, the intake of alcoholic beverages is likely to vary over time. In the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, almost 40,000 participants were…
In this prospective study of male physicians with existing heart failure, a J-shaped association between moderate intake of alcoholic beverages and risk of death was found. The type of alcoholic beverage consumed did not influence this relation. Heart failure (HF) occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain the blood flow for meeting the body’s needs. Approximately 50% of patients with HF diagnosis will die within 5 years. American scientists carried out an observational study in 449…
A meta-analysis and review of the scientific evidence showed that the risk of ischaemic heart disease and other detrimental effects of a high intake of alcoholic beverages is increased in heavy drinkers. Whereas moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, the risk of heavy drinking is not clear. Previous studies have been equivocal. Canadian researchers carried out a meta-analysis of population studies reporting on chronic heavy drinking and risk for ischaemic heart disease…
Moderate wine consumption can reduce the risk of multiple myeloma by 23% in women. Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer of a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies as the body’s immune response. In MM, abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, where they interfere with the production of normal blood cells. MM develops in 6.1 per 100,000 individuals per year and is considered to be incurable but treatable. Even though a positive association between…
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