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WIC Newsletter
April 2016

Feature

“Sick quitters” versus “under-reporters”
The association between the intake of alcoholic beverages and cardiovascular disease in epidemiological studies could have 2 confounding factors that distort the risk, thus, the abstainers as a reference group as well as underreporting of the actual amount of alcoholic beverages consumed. New methods are available to determine the ethanol consumption and the “sick quitters” are controlled for….
Drinking patterns
Lack of uniform standard drink definitions and alcohol drinking guidelines
The present study collected information on measurements of standard drinks and on government produced low-risk consumption guidelines around the world….
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Cancer
Moderate red wine consumption might increase survival rate of colon cancer        
The current study evaluated the association between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and colon cancer recurrence. The results indicate a lower overall mortality associated with red wine consumption…
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Liver disease
High intake of alcoholic beverages can increase risk of liver cancer in patients with fatty liver disease
This is the first study to demonstrate that high to excessive intake of alcoholic beverages has a marked effect on the incidence of liver cancer in patients with fatty liver disease….
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Other News

XI Mediterranean Diet Conference
The XI Mediterranean Diet Conference which took place in Barcelona from 25 to 28 April, will be the main focus of a special WIC Newsletter edition which will cover the main points that were discussed about wine and the Mediterranean Diet.

Opportunities

Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking
Heavy episodic drinking and youth drinking, including underage drinking, are of particular concern in Europe. All age groups and both genders are affected by heavy episodic drinking. Building on previous work conducted in this area, this action should support Member States’ efforts to reduce alcohol related harm and particularly contribute to the objectives of the Member States’ action plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking.
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In this issue

  • “Sick quitters” versus “under-reporters”
  • Lack of uniform standard drink definitions and alcohol drinking guidelines
  • Moderate red wine consumption might increase survival rate of colon cancer
  • High intake of alcoholic beverages can increase risk of liver cancer in patients with fatty liver disease
  • XI Mediterranean Diet Conference
  • Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking

Upcoming Events

9 June 2016
DWA Symposium during the conference Ernährung 2016
Dresden, Germany

17 June 2016
Viticultural, Oenological factors and Wine health attributes
Piacenza, Italy

11— 15 July 2016 
XXVIIIth International Conference on Polyphenols 2016
Vienna, Austria

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

POSTPONED
WineHealth 2015 Conference
Tours, France
 

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