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WIC Newsletter
July/August 2015

Feature

Twin studies help clarify causality regarding benefits of moderate alcohol consumption
The results of a twin study showed an inverse association between usual consumption of alcoholic beverages and long-term coronary artery disease (CAD) mortality risk that was independent of traditional risk factors, genetic and common environmental factors shared by twins. It strongly supports a causal association between the CAD risk and a moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages…..
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Scientific articles

Diabetes
Lower rate of metabolic syndrome in moderate wine drinkers with high cardiovascular risk
Compared to non-drinkers, moderate elderly red wine drinkers with a high cardiovascular risk, have a lower risk of developing the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and the associated metabolic abnormalities…
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General Health
Potential protective effect of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages on multiple sclerosis
A recent meta-analysis showed no evidence that consumption of alcoholic beverages is related to a higher risk of multiple sclerosis…
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Dementia
Moderate wine consumption may decrease the risk of dementia 
Moderate wine consumption may have a positive impact on dementia…
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Cancer
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages seems to be no risk for colorectal cancer

The current meta-analysis suggests that there was no increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) when consuming no more than 30 g of alcohol per day...
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Drinking patterns
Low-risk drinking in older adults shows favorable effects
Instead of concentrating on the average level of drinking, the current study focused on the drinking patterns when assessing the health risks…
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Alcoholism, not frequent heavy episodic drinking may predict long-term risk of death
The current study examined how drinking patterns affect the long-term mortality risk…
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Other news
OIV scientific sessions, 38th OIV Conference, Mainz, Germany

During the OIV scientific session of the “Health and Safety” Commission, several interesting topics were presented.
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WIM submits Observer member application to OIV
The Wine in Moderation day at the OIV congress was also an opportunity to share with all the participating delegates the application of the Wine in Moderation Association to join OIV as Observer Member. The WIM application was officially presented during the 13th General Assembly on 10 July 2015.
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Opportunities

OIV Research grants 2015
Within the framework of developing its Strategic Plan, the OIV may grant research scholarships in priority programme fields on a yearly basis.
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In this issue

  • Twin studies help clarify causality regarding benefits of moderate alcohol consumption
  • Lower rate of metabolic syndrome in moderate wine drinkers with high cardiovascular risk
  • Potential protective effect of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages on multiple sclerosis
  • Moderate wine consumption may decrease the risk of dementia 
  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages seems to be no risk for colorectal cancer
  • Low-risk drinking in older adults shows favorable effects
  • Alcoholism, not frequent heavy episodic drinking may predict long-term risk of death 
  • OIV scientific sessions, 38th OIV Conference, Mainz, Germany
  • WIM submits Observer member application
  • OIV Research grants 2015


     

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