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WIC Newsletter
December 2013

Latest news 

2nd Wine Information Council Scientific Conference was a success !

The Wine Information Council welcomed more than 100 experts from all over the world for its second scientific conference: Wine in Moderation – from Science to Art de Vivre. On 27th November 2013, the Wine Information Council successfully organised the scientific conference “Wine in Moderation: from Science to Art de Vivre” in Brussels, Belgium. Read more

For all the delegates who participated in the conference, we would like to thank you very much for participating in the WIC conference. It was a great pleasure for us to welcome you in Brussels.
We have created a short survey in order to have a feedback on the conference, and we would be grateful if you could took 5 minutes of your time to participate in this conference evaluation. Your comments will enable us to better plan and execute future conferences and tailor them to meet your needs. To take the survey, click here.

Feature article

“Drinking is our modern way of bonding”: results from a qualitative study suggest that interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm among young people should focus on the social consequences and image-related concerns of excessive drinking which appear to be stronger motivators for young people than health concerns. Read more

Scientific articles

Drinking patterns
Excessive use of alcoholic beverages when young has lasting impacts on the brain
A study from the University of Sydney (Australia) highlights the significant and long-term effects that alcohol misuse, particu­lar­­ly binge drinking, can have on the developing brain’s functions and structure in young people. Read more

Diabetes
Moderate drinking can reduce the risk of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)
US researchers found that the consumption of alcoholic beverages may protect against the development of Metabolic Syndrome, in particular among overweight and/or obese individuals… Read more

Osteoporosis
Female moderate wine drinkers may lower their risk for hip fractures
Postmenopausal women who prefer wine, experience fewer hip fractures compared to women who are non-drinkers, past drinkers and those with preferences for other alcoholic beverages…. Read more

Cardiovascular Diseases
Facial flushing after alcohol Consumption indicates higher risk for hypertension
Individuals who experience facial flushing after drinking alcoholic beverages may have a higher risk for hypertension ……. Read more

General Health
Can Low to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages decrease the risk for rheumatoid arthritis?
The findings of a meta analysis indicate that the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can be a preventive factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis….. Read more

Cancer
Only excessive drinking seems to increase the risk of cancer 
The findings from this study do not support the notion that any amount of alcohol increases the overall risk of dying from cancer. Read more

Other news

In this issue

  • 2nd Wine Information Council Scientific Conference was a success!
  • Why do young people drink?
    How can binge drinking be avoided and moderate drinking be encouraged?
  • Excessive use of alcoholic beverages when young has lasting impacts on the brain 
  • Moderate drinking can reduce the risk of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)
  • Female moderate wine drinkers may lower their risk for hip fractures
  • Facial flushing after alcohol Consumption indicates higher risk for hypertension
  • Can Low to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages decrease the risk for rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Only excessive drinking seems to increase the risk of cancer

Upcoming Events


7 December 2013
END OF LIFE. PLEASURE OF WINE AND FOOD
Beaune, France

23 January 2014
Addressing health inequalities 2014 and beyond: building cohesion and strengthening health for growth
Brussels, Belgium

30-31 January 2014
Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm - RARHA
Lisbon, Portugal

18 March 2014
ALCOHOL THROUGH THE LIFE COURSE
Royal Overseas League, London SW1A 1LR

4-7 May 2014
World Congress of Cardiology 
Melbourne, Australia

5-8 May 2014
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES 
Athens, Greece

 

26-28 March 2014
WAC2014 conference
Beaune, France
 

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