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SUMMARY We do not drink only wine/alcoholic beverages, we eat other foods and have particular lifestyle habits. Considering wine/alcohol consumption in the context of the Mediterranean diet and a healthy lifestyle, no increased risk with light to moderate consumption is observed. When reviewing the scientific evidence of the cancer risk with the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in isolation, there seems to be a small increase in the risk of breast and colorectal cancer. There are not enough data to…
Monday, 30 March 2020 14:15

Drinking patterns seem to matter

This current study examined for the first time the impact of heavy episodic drinking and the subsequent risk of breast cancer risk in a middle-aged Mediterranean population. A binge drinking habit was directly associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer markedly increased for women in the binge drinking category. Sanchez-Bayona R et al 2020, Binge drinking and risk of breast cancer: Results from the SUN (‘Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra’) Project, Nutrients 2020, 12, 731;…
Monday, 30 March 2020 14:14

Wine consumption and Alzheimer Disease

This review aimed to critically summarize the main relevant studies to clarify the relationship between wine drinking and Alzheimer Disease (AD), as well as how frequency and/or the amount of drinking may influence the effects of AD. AD is a common disease among aging individuals, being the sixth leading cause of all death and one of the most common causes of impairment. One possible method of delaying and/or preventing the onset of AD is changing its modifiable risk factors, among…
Over the past few decades, many studies reported that moderate drinkers of alcoholic beverages had a lower morbidity and mortality risk compared to non-drinkers (J-curve). Recent studies have raised concerns that even low to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may not offer any protection and it would be best to avoid drinking all together. The authors of the current study wanted to shed some light about this uncertainty and examined the association of different alcoholic beverage types with various health…
In this large prospective study, the researchers found moderate drinkers can increase their chances of longer life expectancy. The results of the Netherlands Cohort Study show that elderly men and women who moderately consume alcoholic beverages (5≤15 g of alcohol/day) have the highest chances of reaching 90 years of age compared with those who rarely or never consumed alcoholic beverages. More specifically, female moderate wine drinkers seem to live longer, however, the chances of reaching 90 years of age decreased…
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