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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;…
Monday, 30 March 2020 14:14

Wine consumption and Alzheimer Disease

This review aimed to critically summarize the main relevant studies to clarify the relationship between wine drinking and Alzheimer Disease (AD), as well as how frequency and/or the amount of drinking may influence the effects of AD. AD is a common disease among aging individuals, being the sixth leading cause of all death and one of the most common causes of impairment. One possible method of delaying and/or preventing the onset of AD is changing its modifiable risk factors, among…
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