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In this prospective study among Swedish women was a clear J-shaped relation between the amount of alcoholic beverages and mortality from all causes. Alcohol abuse contributes to many negative health consequences and increases mortality. On the other hand, many prospective cohort studies suggest a J-shaped relationship between the level of alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality. Critics have questioned the J-shaped curve and suggested it may be due to confounders. Swedish researchers thus analyzed the relationship between self-reported alcohol intake and…
The findings of the current meta-analysis suggest that low to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with a lower risk of type-2 diabetes and shows a clear dose-response relationship. Type-2 diabetes (T2D) has reached epidemic proportions with an estimated 347 million people affected worldwide and more than 1.3 million T2D related deaths globally. A major cause of premature illness and death in individuals with T2D are cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Prevention of…
The Report on the new UK Alcohol guidelines Review has been released. The UK CMOs considered and accepted the advice of the expert group and has launched a public consultation on the following 3 recommendations: - a weekly guideline on regular drinking - advice on single episodes of drinking - a guideline on pregnancy and drinking The consultation closes 1 April 2016.
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:01

New Dietary guidelines 2015-2020 in the US

The updated 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease were released in January 2016. The newly released 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines recognizes the importance of focusing not on individual nutrients or foods in isolation, but on the variety of what people eat and drink—healthy eating patterns as a whole—to bring…
In one of the first studies among the very old, abstention and heavy use of alcoholic beverages seems to be associated with a shorter survival compared to light-to-moderate drinking. In this study, the personal and health-related characteristics associated with different levels of alcohol consumption among the oldest old (ages 76-101) as well as the link between the intake of alcoholic beverages and survival rate were examined. Each additional drink/month in the light to moderate drinkers (0.5-30 drinks/months) was related to…

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