Besides new evidence associating low and moderate alcohol consumption with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, several questions remain unanswered related to the concrete amount of safe consumption, the type of alcoholic beverage, and the age-, sex-, and genetic/ethnical-specific differences in alcohol consumption.
Christmas. A time for joining the family to celebrate life. Usually these family meetings are around a table this is also a time known for an overeating behaviour. The rule should be “Moderation”. Our health depends on what we eat and if we wish celebrate Christmas for many years and in good health, one of our resolutions for 2020 must be eat healthy.
A recent paper published in the well-known journal Nutrients agrees with our conference aims. Discuss the health effects of wine as one of the Mediterranean Diet components. According with Paola Ditano-Vázquez and co-authors low-to-moderate consumption of red wine with meals and virgin olive oil have been reported to prevent cardiometabolic diseases.
This proposal of food-based dietary guidelines s does not recommend in any case the consumption of alcoholic beverages. However, within the reference framework, it suggests an optional consumption of wine and fermented beverages only for adults who so desire and are not subject to contraindication due to the presence of a health condition or medication use and reminds that consumption should be limited and responsible. Lluis Serra-Majem one of the authors od these guidelines is one of the invited speakers of our conference and will talk for sure about these guidelines.
Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet is associated to lower prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders.
According to a trial in PLOS Medicine, pregnant women that follow a Mediterranean diet gain less gestational weight and have lower risk of gestational diabetes.
In 2012 Ramón Estruch and its team wrote an important review paper that summarizes the main protective effects on the cardiovascular system and cancer resulting from moderate wine and beer intake due mainly to their common components, alcohol and polyphenols. Herein we Read More
The Mediterranean diet has been long associated with improved cardiovascular prognosis, chemoprevention, and lower incidence of neurodegeneration. Of the multiple components of this diet, olive oil stands out because its use has historically been limited to the Mediterranean basin. The health benefits Read More
Diet plays a crucial role in the regulation of chronic inflammation. Traditional Mediterranean diet with generous consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, increased consumption of fish and nuts, and higher use of olive oil in food preparation is associated with lower Read More