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WIC Newsletter
September 2016

Editorial/Feature article

Does light to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages prevent kidney disease?
Results of a prospective study indicate that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages several days per week can decrease the risk of kidney disease whereas excessive intake will have the opposite effect…
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General Health
Do wine drinkers eat differently?

A study with almost 30,000 participants from 14 European countries showed that dietary habits and diet quality did not differ greatly according to the alcoholic beverage preference.…
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Diabetes
Drinking light to moderately seems to pose no risk for hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetics
Drinking light to moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages - with or without a meal -appears to have no significant effect on the glycemic control of type 2 diabetics…
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General health
Harvard researchers report on long-term outcomes of alcohol consumption from the Nurses' Health Study I and II
Drinking patterns count…..One of the most comprehensive studies on alcohol intake and health outcomes showed greater benefits among individuals who drink smaller amounts more frequently than those who  consumed the same amount on only 1-2 days per week. Evaluating the overall balance of risks and benefits of moderate a moderate intake of alcoholic beverages, the all-cause mortality risk was lower among light and moderate drinking women….
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Cancer
Physical activity seems to moderate the alcohol-related mortality risk
This is the first study to show the potential of physical activity to promote health and reduce alcohol-related risk of all-cause and cancer mortality…
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In this issue

  • Does light to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages prevent kidney disease?
  • Do wine drinkers eat differently?
  • Drinking light to moderately seems to pose no risk for hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetics
  • Harvard researchers report on long-term outcomes of alcohol consumption from the Nurses' Health Study I and II
  • Physical activity seems to moderate the alcohol-related mortality risk

Upcoming Events

24—28 October 2016
39th World Vine and Wine Congress
Bento Gonçalvez, Brazil


9-12 November 2016
European Public Health Conference: All for Health – Health for all
Vienna, Austria
 

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