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WIC Newsletter
November/December 2015

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Just in time for the Holiday Season…
Alcoholic beverages and obesity – A questionable relationship
When summarizing the recent scientific evidence, it seems that light to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages is less likely to be a risk factor for obesity than heavy drinking and binge drinking…
Cardiovascular disease
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can lower inflammation and thrombosis risk
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages (1-2 drinks/day) can improve the lipid profile, positively influence inflammatory markers and thus, may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women…
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Cancer
Effects of body weight on breast cancer risk and consumption of alcoholic beverages
With a higher intake of alcoholic beverages, the overall breast cancer risk increased only among women with a BMI  (Body Mass Index) ≤ 25…
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Drink driving
Phenomenon: Artificial sweeteners may affect breath alcohol concentrations
Mixing alcohol with diet beverages may result in higher breath and blood concentrations compared to the same dose of alcohol mixed with a sweetened mixer…
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Other news

International Conference of Polyphenols and Health 2015 (ICPH), Tours, Oct 27-30, 2015
An apple a day keeps the doctor away – this saying existed already long before polyphenols have been identified as possible active ingredients. Today, we know that fruit and vegetables but also tea, cocoa and wine contribute a wealth of polyphenols to our diet with positive health effects. Because of the limited resorption of many polyphenols, there were doubts about their effectiveness, at least when consumed in typical daily amounts. However, now, it is known that often not the polyphenols themselves but their metabolites, which are formed in combination with the intestinal microbiota, are resorbed and physiologically effective.
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In this issue

  • Alcoholic beverages and obesity – A questionable relationship
  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can lower inflammation and thrombosis risk
  • Effects of body weight on breast cancer risk and consumption of alcoholic beverages 
  • Phenomenon: Artificial sweeteners may affect breath alcohol concentrations
  • International Conference of Polyphenols and Health 2015 (ICPH)

Upcoming Events


9 —  10 March 2015
Mediterranean colloquium “Wine and Nutrition”
Hyères-Les-Palmiers (Provence), France

10 — 12 March 2016
World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition
Madrid, Spain

9 June 2016
DWA Symposium during the conference Ernährung 2016
Dresden, Germany

July 11-15, 2016 
XXVIIIth International Conference on Polyphenols 2016
Vienna, Austria

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WineHealth 2015 Conference
Tours, France
 

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