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Moderate alcohol consumption might have negative effects on brain

We already know that heavy drinking can damage the brain. On the other hand, many studies found that moderate alcohol consumption could protect against diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For the first time, it now appears that alcohol consumption of 11 drinks per week might increase the risk of specific types of brain damage compared to not drinking. The British research was recently published in the scientific journal BMJ. Read more

Meta-analysis: Alcohol consumption lowers the risk of thyroid cancer

It is already known that (mainly excessive) drinking increases the risk of cancer. Now it appears that alcohol consumption can lower the risk of thyroid cancer. That is the conclusion of Korean researchers in a meta-analysis that was recently published in the scientific journal Cancer Research and Treatment. Read more

Moderate alcohol consumption lowers the total burden from chronic diseases

It is already known that moderate alcohol consumption can be protective against cardiovascular diseases and that (especially excessive) alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer. When taken all together, it appears that moderate alcohol consumption can lower the total burden from chronic diseases. That is the conclusion of Dutch researchers in a study that was recently published in the scientific journal European Journal of Epidemiology. Read more

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against many cardiovascular diseases

We already know that moderate beer, wine or spirit consumption lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases. A new study concludes that this is the case for multiple specific cardiovascular diseases. The British researchers studied a very large group of adults and recently published the results in the scientific journal BMJ. Read more

Latest science shows moderate beer consumption not only has a place in a balanced diet, but could also make a positive contribution to health

Today in Brussels, European and international scientists presented the latest findings on the relationship between moderate beer consumption and health, confirming that, when consumed responsibly, beer could play a role in a healthy and balanced diet. Twelve experts met in Brussels on the 20th of April 2017 to present and discuss the latest research as […] Read more

Beer, wine, and spirits and type 2 diabetes risk

It was already known that alcohol decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. For the first time researchers investigated the effect of specific beverages on type 2 diabetes risk. Wine decreases the risk significantly, but it seems that also beer and spirits have beneficial effects. The meta-analysis is published in the scientific journal Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Read more

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