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This meta-analysis showed an overall increased gastric cancer risk when consuming alcoholic beverages, however, the subgroup analysis revealed a protective effect among moderate drinking Europeans. Chinese scientists performed a meta-analysis (*) to explore the relationship between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and gastric cancer. The analysis included 23 cohort studies and a total of almost 6 million subjects. The results indicated that the consumption of alcoholic beverages increased gastric cancer risk by 17%, compared to alcohol abstinence. However, a subgroup…
The results of the current study suggest that individuals who drank moderately on a near-daily basis were more likely to live to age 85 without cognitive impairment than those who drank less frequently or did not drink alcoholic beverages at all. US researchers examined the link between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and cognitively healthy longevity (CHL). The alcohol consumption of 1,344 older community-dwelling adults was assessed by questionnaires and cognitive function in approximate four-year intervals using a standard dementia…
The current prospective study provides compelling data that memory function in aging individuals can be positively influenced in the long-term by physical activity, moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages and social engagement. Lifestyle is believed to have significant influence on cognitive aging. Dutch and US researchers investigated a group of 1,966 men and women (age 65 and older) over a period of 14 years. Episodic memory tests were performed every 3 years. Lifestyle habits were repeatedly assessed using self-report measures. Besides…
The current prospective study shows that both moderate drinking and a Mediterranean diet are associated with a lower number of falls and a lower risk of falls in older Spanish adults. Spanish epidemiologists examined the association between certain patterns of alcohol consumption, including the Mediterranean drinking pattern (MDP), and the risk of falls in older adults. The community-dwelling individuals (age ≥60 years) were followed up for an average of 3.3 years. The MDP was defined as moderate consumption of alcoholic…
Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages has been associated with cardiovascular protection. Few studies, however, evaluated the relationship between alcohol consumption and severity of coronary artery disease. A group of Brazilian and Spanish researchers carried out a cross-sectional study with patients undergoing coronary angiography. It was shown that moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages (here moderate was defined as less than 15 g of ethanol/day for women and less than 30 g of ethanol/day for men) was related to a lower coronary…
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