9th European Beer and Health Symposium
24th September 2019, Brussels

Do you want to find out and discuss the latest insights regarding the health effects of moderate alcohol/beer consumption? Registration for the 9th European Beer and Health Symposium is now open! The symposium will take place on Tuesday the 24th of September 2019 in the heart of Brussels.

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Is alcohol consumption associated with the risk of prostate cancer?

Is alcohol consumption associated with the risk of prostate cancer?

A meta-analysis, published in the journal nutrients, studies the relation between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer. Total alcohol consumption seems not associated with aggressive nor non-aggressive prostate cancer. However, looking at different types of alcoholic drinks, results show a wide variety of associations ranging from a decreased to increased risk.

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Unraveling the relation between alcohol and hypertension: the role of gender and race

Unraveling the relation between alcohol and hypertension: the role of gender and race

The risk of hypertension seems to already increase with low levels of alcohol consumption. But are there possible differences for gender, race and alcoholic beverage? A recent meta-analysis finds that men and black people are at higher risk of hypertension with moderate alcohol consumption. Results also suggest that the risk of hypertension is higher when drinking liquor compared to wine and beer.

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Thinking about alcohol: meta-analysis explores the relationship between alcohol consumption and the progression of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment

Thinking about alcohol: meta-analysis explores the relationship between alcohol consumption and the progression of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment

Alcohol consumption is indisputably harmful to the developing brain, but what about the aging brain? Researchers investigated the relationship between alcohol consumption in people with mild cognitive impairment and people who progress to dementia. The meta-analysis, published in the journal of Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, shows an increased risk of dementia progression for heavy alcohol consumption, but no association for light to moderate drinking.

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Meta-analysis finds no association between alcohol consumption and formation of blood clots in veins

Meta-analysis finds no association between alcohol consumption and formation of blood clots in veins

Low to moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with a decreased risk in cardiovascular diseases. But there is still limited research towards the relation between alcohol consumption and the risk of blood clot formation in veins, also called venous thromboembolism. A recently published meta-analysis, published in Frontiers in Nutrition, is the first one looking at this relation. Results suggest that there is no association between the two.

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The cardiovascular effects of beer: a meta-analysis looking at experimental evidence

The cardiovascular effects of beer: a meta-analysis looking at experimental evidence

A lot of research has already been done towards the relation between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease, and many studies – both epidemiological and experimental – find evidence for a possible protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption. But is this the case for all alcoholic beverages? For the first time, a meta-analysis, published in PLoS ONE, only looks at experimental studies with beer consumption. Results indicate improvement in vascular elasticity and the authors conclude that beneficial effect of beer on endothelial function is likely.

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Does alcohol consumption influence cognition? A critical meta-analysis

Does alcohol consumption influence cognition? A critical meta-analysis

A recent meta-analysis, published in the scientific journal Systematic Reviews, did a thorough analysis on the relation between alcohol consumption and cognition. Results show slightly better cognition among women who drink in moderation compared to those who currently do not drink. However, the authors emphasize that it is unknown whether this is due to the alcohol itself or due to limitations in study designs.

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Beer and Health - Moderate Consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle – 5th edition

Beer and Health Moderate Consumption as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle 5th Edition 2016 Click here to download the publication.

Basics on beer and health

This booklet summarises the relevant scientific literature on moderate beer consumption in relation to health, but there are some aspects you have to take into consideration while reading it. Click here to access the content

Beer and Health: Making up the Balance

Beer is made from natural ingredients and has relatively low (or zero) alcohol content compared to most other alcoholic beverages. read more …

About Beer and Health

Beer and Health gathers and presents the latest scientific research on the link between moderate beer consumption and health. And it builds upon a long tradition of experts coming together at the European Beer and Health Symposium, which has been organised practically every two or three years since 1999.

 

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