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WIC Newsletter
Dec 2014

Feature article

Does banning or restricting advertising for alcoholic beverages result in drinking less?
According to the review of the Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group, there is no robust evidence for or against recommending the implementation of alcohol advertising restrictions…

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Scientific articles

Cancer 
Moderate wine consumption may reduce risk of bone marrow tumours in women
Moderate wine consumption can reduce the risk of multiple myeloma by 23% in women…
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Cardiovascular disease
Chronic heavy drinking increases risk for ischaemic heart disease
A meta-analysis and review of the scientific evidence showed that the risk of ischaemic heart disease and other detrimental effects of a high intake of alcoholic beverages is increased in heavy drinkers...
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Lower mortality risk in patients with heart failure only with moderate drinking
In this prospective study of male physicians with existing heart failure, a J-shaped association between moderate intake of alcoholic beverages and risk of death was found. The type of alcoholic beverage consumed did not influence this relation…
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Drinking Patterns
A lifetime moderate consumption pattern of alcoholic beverages is best for a reduced mortality risk of all-causes
An Australian study confirmed a consistent J-shaped relationship between lifetime, current and past consumption of alcoholic beverages and all-cause mortality, thus a lower mortality was observed at low-moderate levels and a higher mortality at higher levels of drinking compared to stable abstinence…
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General Health
Intake of alcoholic beverages might have a positive impact on Parkinson’s disease

The intake of alcoholic beverages might lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Wine does not seem to show any specific beneficial effects…
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Events
Continuing Education Seminar for physicians
During the Sana Cardio Med Colloquium for physicians and pharmacists, Prof. Markus Flesch, presented the key note lecture on « Wine and Health – Myth or Fact ? » ....
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In this issue

  • Does banning or restricting advertising for alcoholic beverages result in drinking less?
  • Moderate wine consumption may reduce risk of bone marrow tumours in women
  • Chronic heavy drinking increases risk for ischaemic heart disease
  • Lower mortality risk in patients with heart failure only with moderate drinking
  • A lifetime moderate consumption pattern of alcoholic beverages is best for a reduced mortality risk of all-causes
  • Intake of alcoholic beverages might have a positive impact on Parkinson’s disease
  • Continuing Education Seminar for physicians

Upcoming Events


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5-9 July 2015
38th World Congress of Vine and Wine
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