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WIC Newsletter
April 2015

Feature

Is moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages the most important aspect of the Mediterranean Diet?
An Italian study investigating the contribution of a Mediterranean-type diet and its components adds more evidence that such an eating pattern can reduce the mortality risk among diabetics. Among various components such as a high consumption of cereals, fruits and nuts, the moderate intake of alcoholic beverages/wine was a major protective factor… 

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Scientific articles

General Health
Heavy intake of alcoholic beverages increases risk of cataracts – whereas moderate consumption may decrease it
A meta-analysis demonstrated that heavy drinking is a risk factor for age-related cataract whereas moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages appears to be protective…
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Cancer
No ovarian cancer risk with moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages 
The results of a meta-analysis suggested that moderate intake of alcoholic beverages is not associated with ovarian cancer risk…
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Diabetes
Can consumption of alcoholic beverages lower insulin resistance?
A systematic review showed that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can decrease fasting insulin and HbA1c concentrations among non-diabetic individuals and may partly explain the lower risk of type 2 diabetes among moderate drinkers observed in observational studies (**)…
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In this issue

  • Is moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages the most important aspect of the Mediterranean Diet?
  • Heavy intake of alcoholic beverages increases risk of cataracts – whereas moderate consumption may decrease it
  • No ovarian cancer risk with moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages 
  • Can consumption of alcoholic beverages lower insulin resistance?

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