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While excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages has been associated with an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, there are still controversial data regarding light to moderate intake. The results of this meta-analysis showed a consistent evidence that increased consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with a higher risk of osteoporotic fractures. However, the role of alcohol at lower doses is uncertain, since bone mineral density (BMD) was even higher in moderate consumers compared to abstainers. The authors explain that interpreting the…
The association between drinking alcoholic beverages and Helicobacter pylori[1] infection is unclear, with previous mixed and inconclusive results. Thus, a meta-analysis was conducted to summarise and clarify this association. A comprehensive quest of research databases identified studies investigating the association between drinking and H. pylori infection and the strength of this relationship was evaluated. 24 individual studies were included in the meta-analysis. The results of this meta-analysis suggested that the risk of H. pylori infection was significantly lower in drinkers…
A large prospective study among type 2 diabetics showed how important it is to consider several lifestyle habits in context. A healthy lifestyle defined by seven low-risk lifestyle factors1 was significantly related to a longer life expectancy (lower risk of total mortality) and a lower risk of dying from cancer, CVD, respiratory and digestive disease regardless of the diabetes severity. Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages was one of these seven lifestyle factors. 1non-smoking, moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages, regular physical…
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 16:10

Chocolate and wine – cardiovascular effects

A recent review examined the cardiovascular effects of chocolate and wine, two pleasures for the palate and a rich source of bioactive compounds: polyphenols. It was carried out to verify recent reports on the impact of chocolate and wine consumption on cardiovascular health, with a particular focus on atherosclerosis. The data of this review confirmed the cardioprotective properties of chocolate and wine when consumed in moderation: 30-50 g for chocolate and 130/250 ml for wine, respectively for men and women.…
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:09

Wine consumption and Covid-19 – an update

From time to time new “miraculous” cures that supposedly protect against a Covid-19 infection appear in the media. To mention the latest: a team of British and Chinese scientists seems to have found promising news for wine drinkers when it comes to Covid-19 risk and have presented some interesting and novel findings. What is it all about? The data of almost 474,000 subjects from the UK biobank database were analysed, with the goal to find out more about the relationship…
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