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WIC Newsletter
May 2015

Feature

Mediterranean diet and wine polyphenolics may help prevent alcoholic liver disease
A new area of research investigates how the polyphenols in wine may be involved in restoring the microbial balance between detrimental and beneficial bacteria in the gut and thus, can contribute to the lower risk of alcohol-induced liver damage… 

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Scientific articles

Liver disease
Less risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis in moderate wine drinkers
Moderate wine consumption seems to be associated with a lower risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis…
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Cardiovascular diseases
Better quality of life in chronic heart failure patients with moderate wine consumption
Among patients with chronic heart failure, moderate daily wine consumption was associated with a lower severity of heart failure, better perceived quality of life and less vascular inflammation…
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Cancer
For drinkers over 50, possible benefits of moderate drinking may outweigh the risk of developing certain cancers
Numerous studies have highlighted a link between alcohol abuse and the risk of developing cancer in general. However, the evidence is conflicting when it comes to moderate consumption, the beverage types and the risk of various cancer types... 
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Events
Report from the first Wine and Health Conference in Zagreb

Approximately 120 participants from all over Europe attended the first Wine and Health conference in Zagreb on April 14, 2015. The latest scientific evidence on wine and health as well as moderation, responsibility and education were on the agenda…
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In this issue

  • Mediterranean diet and wine polyphenolics may help prevent alcoholic liver disease
  • Less risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis in moderate wine drinkers
  • Better quality of life in chronic heart failure patients with moderate wine consumption
  • For drinkers over 50, possible benefits of moderate drinking may outweigh the risk of developing certain cancers
  • Report from the Wine and Health Conference in Zagreb

Upcoming Events


18 May 2015
European Alcohol and Health Forum Plenary Meeting
Brussels, Belgium

1-5 June, 2015,
KBS 41st Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium 
Munich, Germany 

3 — 5 June 2015
The International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences
Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

25 — 27 June 2015
European Congress of epidemiology – Health Living
Maastricht, the Netherlands

5 — 9 July 2015
38th World Congress of Vine and Wine
Mainz, Germany
 
10 July 2015
13th General Assembly of the OIV
Mainz, Germany

23 — 25 September 2015
The Lisbon Addictions conference
Lisbon, Portugal

27 — 30 October 2015
7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH)
Tours, France

30 Oct - 1 Nov 2015
WineHealth 2015 Conference
Tours, France
 

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