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WIC Newsletter
June/July 2014

Feature article

Can moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
Moderate intake of alcoholic beverages seems to be associated with a significant protective effect on developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
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Scientific articles

Cardiovascular diseases
Can a moderate intake of alcoholic beverages reduce the risk of heart attacks in all countries? 
The results of the INTERHEART study, carried out by Canadian and UK researchers in 52 countries, confirmed that in most participants, moderate levels of alcohol intake were associated with a lower risk of heart attack. However, such a protective effect was not observed in South Asian countries…
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Moderate red wine consumption can improve blood flow parameters in healthy individuals
Heavy drinking leads to an increase in alcohol-related injuries among Spanish students…
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Diabetes
Metabolic health may be favourably impacted by moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages
The results of a recent study indicated that a moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can positively affect the metabolic syndrome…
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Drinking Patterns
Peak Blood Alcohol Concentration after consuming various alcoholic beverages
When drinking more concentrated alcoholic beverages such as spirits on an empty stomach, it will result in a higher blood alcohol concentration than when the same amount of ethanol is consumed in the form of wine or beer…
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Interviews
News from the WIC Scientific Experts 
Prof. Mladen Boban, University of Split Medical School and his research team were recently awarded a grant to investigate the “Biological effects of wine: the influence of vinification technology, dealcoholisation and ageing of wine”.
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Events
WineHealth 2013 Conference Proceedings are available online now
The conference proceedings from the WineHealth 2013 International Wine and Health Conference held last July in Australia has just been published...  
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Two scientists of the WIC scientific advisory group participate in a symposium about nutritional aspects of moderate wine consumption
Prof. Nicolai Worm (Nutritionist) and Prof. Mladen Boban (Physician) - both actively participating in the Wine Information Council group of experts - came to speak at a symposium about Nutritional Aspects of moderate wine consumption organised during the conference “Ernährung 2014” or Nutrition 2014...
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In this issue

  • Can moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
  • Can a moderate intake of alcoholic beverages reduce the risk of heart attacks in all countries? 
  • Moderate red wine consumption can improve blood flow parameters in healthy individuals
  • Metabolic health may be favorably impacted by moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Peak Blood Alcohol Concentration after consuming various alcoholic beverages
  • News from the WIC Scientific Experts
  • WineHealth 2013 conference proceedings are available online now
  • Two scientists of the WIC scientific advisory group participate in a symposium about nutritional aspects of moderate wine consumption

Upcoming Events

8 – 11 September 2014
Alcohol Policy Research: Putting together a global evidence base
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

18 -19 September 2014 
11th INEBRIA Congress - "Brief Interventions - recent advances and new application" 
Warsaw, Poland

30 September 2014
7th Beer and Health Symposium
Brussels, Belgium

13 - 14 October 2014
The international meeting on alcohol and global health
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20 - 22 October 2014
3rd EUFASD Conference 
Rome, Italy

7 November 2014
Alcol:capire ed orientare i consumi, diagnosticare e curare abuso e dipendenza
Verona, Italy

9 - 14 November 2014
37th World Congress of Vine and Wine
12th General Assembly of the OIV

Mendoza, Argentina

27-28 November 2014
Eurocare - Alcohol Policy Conference
Brussels, Belgium
 

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