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Findings from this study demonstrate a sustained benefit of long-term low dose resveratrol supplementation on overall cognitive function. In this small randomized placebo-controlled trial, 129 post-menopausal women received either a placebo or a low dose of resveratrol twice daily for 12 months. The results showed that regular consumption of resveratrol enhanced the cognitive functions in the participants, which could be partly attributed to an improved blood flow in the brain. The authors concluded that resveratrol might be suitable as an…
A recent large European study examined whether different combinations of lifestyle factors are associated with years lived without chronic diseases. The results showed that the higher the number of healthy lifestyle habits, the longer was the lifespan without major chronic diseases (type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, dementia). Comparing the best with the worst lifestyle score was associated with approximately nine additional years without chronic diseases. The longest life span free…
Those who live and eat the Mediterranean way have a lower risk to develop type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. A Mediterranean diet is thus recommended as preventative measure in the US. However, will a Mediterranean-style eating pattern without the famous Mediterranean lifestyle have the same positive effects? The ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study examined this question and found an inverse relation between the Mediterranean-style eating pattern scores and the risk of type 2 diabetes. A Mediterranean-style eating…
SUMMARY We do not drink only wine/alcoholic beverages, we eat other foods and have particular lifestyle habits. Considering wine/alcohol consumption in the context of the Mediterranean diet and a healthy lifestyle, no increased risk with light to moderate consumption is observed. When reviewing the scientific evidence of the cancer risk with the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages in isolation, there seems to be a small increase in the risk of breast and colorectal cancer. There are not enough data to…
Monday, 30 March 2020 14:15

Drinking patterns seem to matter

This current study examined for the first time the impact of heavy episodic drinking and the subsequent risk of breast cancer risk in a middle-aged Mediterranean population. A binge drinking habit was directly associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer markedly increased for women in the binge drinking category. Sanchez-Bayona R et al 2020, Binge drinking and risk of breast cancer: Results from the SUN (‘Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra’) Project, Nutrients 2020, 12, 731;…
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