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WIC Newsletter
September 2015

Feature

Binge drinking and drunkenness – the meaning of excess for young Italians
The term “binge drinking” has become somewhat confusing since it is used synonymously with drunkenness and the current study suggests that for Italian young people, it does not necessarily entail drunkenness and intoxication….
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Cancer
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may lower risk of thyroid cancer
This prospective study provides some support to the hypothesis that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may be associated with a lower risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (*)…..
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Diabetes
Better blood sugar control with moderate intake of alcoholic beverages
The current study indicates that the blood sugar control was improved among those Japanese diabetic women who consumed alcoholic beverages moderately and this was independent of body weight…
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Cardiovascular Disease
Excessive alcohol intake increases risk of heart failure in high-risk men
Heavy drinking (more than 5 drinks/day) is associated with an increased risk of heart failure in men with ischemia (insufficient blood supply to an organ due to a blocked artery) compared to moderate drinkers…..
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Drinking patterns
Interpretation of low risk drinking guidelines by UK adults
A UK study suggests that the drinking guidelines derived from epidemiological data lack relevance for adult drinkers who moderate their alcohol intake according to their own knowledge and risk perceptions resulting from their own experience….
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In this issue

  • Binge drinking and drunkenness – the meaning of excess for young Italians
  • Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may lower risk of thyroid cancer
  • Better blood sugar control with moderate intake of alcoholic beverages
  • Excessive alcohol intake increases risk of heart failure in high-risk men
  • Interpretation of low risk drinking guidelines by UK adults

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23 — 25 September 2015
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8-9 October 2015
2nd conference on European Reference Networks
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27 October 2015
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Brussels, Belgium

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

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