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A meta-analysis was carried out for randomized interventional trials which evaluated the effect of moderate wine intake on blood pressure (BP), glucose parameters and lipid profiles in T2DM patients. This meta-analysis showed that moderate wine consumption among type 2 diabetics could reduce the level of diastolic blood pressure and total cholesterol, but not glucose parameters and other cardiovascular risk factors. Ye J, Chen X, Bao L.,Effects of wine on blood pressure, glucose parameters, and lipid profile in type 2 diabetes…
In August 2018, the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) was published in the Lancet and made headlines claiming no safe level of alcohol intake exists (*). Now, 10 months later, the Lancet finally published the critical responses received from a number of renowned scientists who commented on the methodology and the incorrect conclusions drawn. Among them: Di Castelnuovo A, Costanzo S, de Gaetano G state: …“the most reliable way to reach a definite conclusion is to analyse the association…
This large meta-analysis found a J-shaped dose-response pattern between the association of consuming alcoholic beverages and the risk of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is an established risk factor for CRC. While studies have consistently reported an increased risk among heavy drinkers, the association at light and moderate levels of alcohol intake are less clear. In this study, the risk of colorectal cancer among light to moderate drinkers…
In an analysis from the Health Professionals Study, the researchers evaluated the association of alcohol consumption and the development of lethal prostate cancer in more than 45,000 study participants. The intake of alcoholic beverages was assessed before and after the diagnosis of prostate cancer. For those individuals who consumed alcoholic beverages prior to being diagnosed with prostate cancer, there was a small (16%) but significant reduction in the risk of lethal prostate cancer. Among men who had been diagnosed with…
What is good for the heart is also good for the brain. Prospective studies show that elder individuals have fewer cardiovascular diseases and a lower risk of dementia when consuming a Mediterranean diet with moderate wine consumption. But which role does nutrition play in early adulthood with respect to the cognitive performance*? The objective of the current CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Developmment in Young Adults) study was to investigate this question. WHAT IS IT? During a period of 30 years,…
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