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Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease in diabetics. An international group of scientists analysed data from an observational study to examine the association between modifiable lifestyle and social factors and the incidence and progression of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) with type 2 diabetes. 6,972 individuals were studied and important risk factors were adjusted. During the five and a half years of follow-up, 31% developed CKD and 15% died. The results indicated that…
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages seems to be beneficial in the risk of chronic kidney disease. The recent epidemic of obesity is considered as the cause of the worldwide increase in metabolic complications, some of which leading to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and type 2 diabetes. CKD now affects 4 %–13 % of the Western adult population and more than 25% of individuals over 65. It is a health problem that results in high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. In…
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…
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