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WIC Newsletter
January 2016

Feature

Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia seems beneficial
For the first time, the association between the intake of alcoholic beverages and mortality in patients with Alzheimer Disease (AD) was examined. The results give important knowledge on how a very common lifestyle factor – alcoholic beverages – can affect the lives of people diagnosed with AD specifically. Patients consuming moderately (2-3 units/day) had a significant lower mortality over a period of 36 months….
Drinking Patterns 
Mediterranean drinking pattern may lower risk of frailty in older adults
This unique, prospective study of older Spanish adults showed that particular drinking patterns - drinking only with meals and the Mediterranean drinking pattern were linked to a lower risk of frailty…
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Cardiovascular Disease
Light-to-moderate drinking can lower risk of heart failure
In a Norwegian population where the average consumption of alcoholic beverages is low, moderate intake of alcohol was inversely associated with the risk of heart failure…
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General Health
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in very old age and survival
In one of the first studies among the very old, abstention and heavy use of alcoholic beverages seems to be associated with a shorter survival compared to light-to-moderate drinking…
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Other news

New Dietary guidelines 2015-2020 in the US
The updated 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease were released in January 2016...
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Report on the new UK Alcohol guidelines Review
The Report on the new UK Alcohol guidelines Review has been released. The UK CMOs considered and accepted the advice of the expert group and has launched a public consultation on the 3 recommendations...

In this issue

  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia seems beneficial
  • Mediterranean drinking pattern may lower risk of frailty in older adults
  • Light-to-moderate drinking can lower risk of heart failure
  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in very old age and survival 
  • New Dietary guidelines 2015-2020 in the US
  • Report on the new UK Alcohol guidelines Review

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