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Meta-analysis: no negative effect of moderate alcohol consumption on colorectal cancer survival

Meta-analysis: no negative effect of moderate alcohol consumption on colorectal cancer survival

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. There seems to be a J-shaped relation between alcohol consumption and the development of colorectal cancer: heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk, but moderate alcohol consumption might cause a slight decrease. But what about the effect on cancer survival? According to a recent meta-analysis, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, moderate alcohol consumption might also be associated with an increased survival chance.

Does moderate alcohol consumption decrease risk of kidney damage?

Does moderate alcohol consumption decrease risk of kidney damage?

Most of the alcohol we consume is broken down by the liver, but around five percent leaves the body via breath, sweat or urine. The fact that alcohol leaves the body partly through the kidneys raises the question whether this influences the risk of kidney damage. A recent meta-analysis, published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, finds a non-significant increased risk with heavy alcohol consumption, but a decreased risk when alcohol is consumed in moderation. However, the authors give some critical side notes to these results.

FENS 2019: Beer in moderation can fit in a balanced lifestyle

FENS 2019: Beer in moderation can fit in a balanced lifestyle

Scientists, gathered at the 13th European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, stressed the current scientific state-of-play suggests moderate beer consumption can fit with a balanced diet as it provides small amounts of nutrients, does not seem to contribute to weight increase and can also be associated with decreased risk of mortality and morbidity.

Nutrients in Beer, an explanimation

Nutrients in Beer, an explanimation

Beer and Health presents the explanimation Beer and Nutrients which explains you in 90 seconds what nutrients can be found in beer, where they come from and how it fits in a healthy diet.

Meta-analysis finds no association between moderate alcohol consumption and bladder cancer

Meta-analysis finds no association between moderate alcohol consumption and bladder cancer

There are multiple known risk factors for bladder cancer, such as smoking or the male gender. But the role of dietary factors like alcohol consumption is less clear. Urology experts try to gain more insight into the relationship between alcohol and bladder cancer with a systematic review and meta-analysis, published in World Journal of Urology. Results show only an increased risk for heavy alcohol consumption in some subgroups. There appears to be no association when alcohol is consumed in moderation.

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