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WIC Newsletter
June 2016

Editorial/Feature article

Decreased type 2 diabetes risk of moderate wine drinkers
The current meta-analysis is the first to explore the relationship between specific types of alcoholic beverages and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. The results indicated that moderate wine drinkers had a significantly lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
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Diabetes
Underestimating the alcohol content of a glass of wine - lower actual risk for high consumption
                           
In recent years, the intake of alcoholic beverages has probably been underestimated in population studies in the UK due to bigger glasses and an increase in the wines’ strength. This underestimation affects the estimates of mortality risk.
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Drinking Patterns
Enjoying wine moderately - the Mediterranean way
The Mediterranean way of drinking – regular but moderate wine consumption with food - increases longevity, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and does not appreciably influence the overall risk of cancer.
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General Health
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may be involved in a lower risk of pancreatitis
In this prospective study, the influence of smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the risk of pancreatitis was investigated.
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Other News

DWA Symposium Nutritional aspects of moderate wine consumption
During the “Ernährung 2016” congress in Dresden, the DWA informed the participants of a symposium about the “Medical aspects of moderate wine consumption”. 130 scientists followed the presentations of Prof. Nicolai Worm, Munich, and Prof. Kristian Rett, Frankfurt am Main. The focus was on the widespread diseases of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Link between Wine in Moderation and Mediterranean Diet reconfirmed in Portugal
Portuguese Health Authorities publish the Mediterranean Diet Wheel, recognising wine in moderation as one of its elements.
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In this issue

  • Decreased type 2 diabetes risk of moderate wine drinkers
  • Underestimating the alcohol content of a glass of wine - lower actual risk for high consumption
  • Enjoying wine moderately - the Mediterranean way
  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may be involved in a lower risk of pancreatitis
  • DWA Symposium Nutritional aspects of moderate wine consumption
  • Link between Wine in Moderation and Mediterranean Diet reconfirmed in Portugal

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