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WIC Newsletter
June 2015

Feature

Wine’s phenolic substances and health – with a little help from our gut "friends"
It seems that wine with its polyphenolic substances can influence the individual gut bacteria which in turn may be associated with significant positive health implications …
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Scientific articles

Cancer
High fiber intake may lower possible cancer risk
High fiber intake seems to decrease the risk of hormone dependent and possibly alcohol-related breast and prostate cancer …
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Polyphenols
Another piece in the puzzle - white wine polyphenolic substances may protect arteries
The current study examined the mechanism how moderate white wine consumption can protect the inner lining of the blood vessels…
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Moderate wine consumption can promote generation of healthy phenolic substances in humans
For the first time, it has been shown in human volunteers that wine drinking can promote the formation of a polyphenol which could, in part, explain the health benefits related to moderate wine consumption…
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Drinking Patterns
Drinking habits and mortality – Chinese adults also benefit from moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages

The J-shaped association between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and mortality was confirmed in Singapore Chinese adults...
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Other news
The Mediterranean Diet Foundation launches Paralelo 40 - World Mediterranean Diet Surveillance

WIM Association adheres to “Paralelo 40” and partners with the Mediterranean Diet Foundation (MDF) to fight alcohol-related harm and to promote a healthy lifestyle based on the Mediterranean Diet. 
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Integrated surveillance of Noncommunicable diseases (iNCD) A European Union-WHO project
This report is the result of the WHO project, Integrated Surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases, the aim of which was to assess the status quo regarding NCD data and indicators in European databases [...]
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In this issue

  • Wine’s phenolic substances and health – with a little help from our gut "friends"
  • High fiber intake may lower possible cancer risk
  • Another piece in the puzzle - white wine polyphenolic substances may protect arteries
  • Moderate wine consumption can promote generation of healthy phenolic substances in humans
  • Drinking habits and mortality – Chinese adults also benefit from moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • The Mediterranean Diet Foundation launches Paralelo 40 - World Mediterranean Diet Surveillance
  • Integrated surveillance of Noncommunicable diseases (iNCD) A European Union-WHO project

Upcoming Events

08 June — 28 August 2015
Health Programme 2014-2020
National info days 2015

Around Europe

25 — 27 June 2015
European Congress of epidemiology – Health Living
Maastricht, the Netherlands

3 July 2015
EXPO conference on 'Nutrition, Health and Food Information - Know what you eat'
Milan, Italy

5 — 9 July 2015
38th World Congress of Vine and Wine
Mainz, Germany
 
10 July 2015
13th General Assembly of the OIV
Mainz, Germany

17 July 2015
Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050
Milan, Italy

23 — 25 September 2015
The Lisbon Addictions conference
Lisbon, Portugal

27 — 30 October 2015
7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH)
Tours, France

30 Oct - 1 Nov 2015
WineHealth 2015 Conference
Tours, France
 

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