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In the present 2-year randomized controlled CASCADE trial in type 2 diabetics, moderate red wine consumption, combined with a Mediterranean diet, did not deteriorate the proportion of abdominal adipose fat or increased the risk of weight gain. Visceral fat is actually excess intra-abdominal fat accumulation. So in other words, it is a “deep fat” that is stored even further underneath the skin than subcutaneous fat. It differs anatomically and functionally from the peripheral (lower body) and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue…
This is the first study to show the potential of physical activity to promote health and reduce alcohol-related risk of all-cause and cancer mortality. There is compelling evidence that physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced health risks. However, the prevalence of physical inactivity is high worldwide. Limited evidence suggests that health-enhancing PA can moderate the association between alcohol intake and all-cause, cancer and CVD mortality risk. The results of this British study among 36370 men and women show a…
Drinking patterns count. One of the most comprehensive studies on alcohol intake and health outcomes showed greater benefits among individuals who drink smaller amounts more frequently than those who consumed the same amount on only 1-2 days per week. Evaluating the overall balance of risks and benefits of moderate a moderate intake of alcoholic beverages, the all-cause mortality risk was lower among light and moderate drinking women. Some of the most comprehensive and detailed data on alcohol and health outcomes…
Drinking light to moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages - with or without a meal -appears to have no significant effect on the glycemic control of type 2 diabetics. Individuals with diabetes are told that drinking alcohol may increase their risk of hypoglycemia. However, the evidence for this advice is controversial. To clarify the association, UK scientists searched databases for randomized trials that examined the short and medium-term effects of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages on the glycemic control in diabetic…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:32

Do wine drinkers eat differently?

A study with almost 30,000 participants from 14 European countries showed that dietary habits and diet quality did not differ greatly according to the alcoholic beverage preference. The relationship between moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages and cardiovascular diseases is assumed to be J-shaped. Numerous studies have reported protective effects of alcoholic beverages against cardiovascular disease, some with more favourable effects; for instance, wine compared to beer or spirit consumption. However, it has been suggested that the observed differences between wine,…

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