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.
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.
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.
The 13th European Nutrition Conference will feature a session on the role of moderate beer consumption in a healthy diet.
The presentations of the speakers of the 9th European Beer and Health Symposium, held in Brussels on the 24th of September 2019, are now available online! This includes the presentations from Dr Patrycia Kupnicka, Prof. Alexander Jäger, Dr. Henk Hendriks, Dr. Simona...
The 6 posters that were presented during the 9th European Beer and Health Symposium, on the 24th of September 2019 in Brussels, are now available online! This also includes the poster of Dr Emilia Ruggiero, from IRCCS Nuromed, Italy, entitled: “Moderate alcohol...
At the 9th European Beer and Health Symposium, European and international researchers presented the latest scientific understanding of the link between moderate beer consumption and health, which has reinforced that moderate consumption of beer by healthy adults can be part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
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.
The full programme of the 9th edition of the European Beer and Health Symposium, to be held on the 24th of September 2019 in Brussels, at the Académie des Sciences, is now complete!
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.