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Effect of alcohol on bladder cancer: differences in gender and types of drink

Effect of alcohol on bladder cancer: differences in gender and types of drink

The evidence regarding the effect of alcohol on bladder cancer is still inconclusive. But a new meta-analysis tries to shed light on the matter. It finds no effect of alcohol consumption on the risk of bladder cancer in the general population, but it does find an increased risk of heavy alcohol consumption on the risk in males, and an increased risk with drinking spirits. More research is needed.

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Call for papers – Publication Award of €1,000

Call for papers – Publication Award of €1,000

For the second time in a row, the Beer and Health Initiative offers a Publication Award of €1,000 for the best, most remarkable publication of the year focusing on moderate beer (or alcohol) consumption. Deadline of application is 31 March 2022.

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What is the effect of alcohol on erectile disfunction? A meta-analysis

What is the effect of alcohol on erectile disfunction? A meta-analysis

Can alcohol consumption influence erectile disfunction in men? The answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can make it hard to get or keep an erection in that moment. But a recent meta-analysis finds that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of erectile disfunction.

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Can patients with cardiovascular disease still drink? A meta-analysis

Can patients with cardiovascular disease still drink? A meta-analysis

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But what if you already have cardiovascular disease? A recent meta-analysis still finds a decreased risk of mortality and cardiovascular events for those drinking moderately compared to current non-drinkers. Up to 10 drinks a week might have protective effects and there is no elevated risk with heavy alcohol consumption.

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Alcohol consumption related to eye problems: a meta-analysis

Alcohol consumption related to eye problems: a meta-analysis

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the eyes, and is the leading cause of severe visual loss in adults over the age of 50. A recent meta-analysis finds that moderate and heavy alcohol consumption are associated with the risk to develop early age-related macular degeneration. Late age-related macular degeneration, on the other hand, is not associated with any amount of alcohol.

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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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