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TOP NEWS: Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

Freitag 20. Januar 2012 von htm

Dipak K. Das, the University of Connecticut researcher who studied the link between aging and a substance found in red wine has committed more than 100 acts of data fabrication and falsification, the university said on January 11, 2012, throwing much of his work into doubt. Das, who directed the university’s Cardiovascular Research Center, studied resveratrol, touted by a number of scientists and companies as a way to slow aging or remain healthy as people get older. Among his findings, according to a work promoted by the University of Connecticut in 2007, was that ‚the pulp of grapes is as heart-healthy as the skin, even though the antioxidant properties differ.‘

„We have a responsibility to correct the scientific record and inform peer researchers across the country,“ Philip Austin, the university’s interim vice president for health affairs, said in a statement.

The university said an anonymous tip led to an investigation that began in 2008. A 60,000-page report — the summary of which is available at http://bit.ly/xkyS4A — resulted, outlining 145 counts of fabrication and falsification of data. Other members of Das‘ laboratory may have been involved, and are being investigated, the report continues. …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, 01/18/12) reuters.com, 01/12/12
Comment: Is this the turning point? Will the medias act?

University of Connecticut News, 01/11/12: Scientific Journals Notified Following Research Misconduct Investigation

Kategorie: Allgemein, drinking guidelines, Global, Health, Media, Publications, Research, Research-Fraud | Keine Kommentare »

AU, NZ: New warning labels for pregnant women on NZ and Australian liquor products

Dienstag 20. Dezember 2011 von htm

Warning labels aimed at pregnant women will be added to all alcohol products in New Zealand and Australia.

The Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Council on Food Regulation agreed to introduce labelling telling of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy at a Melbourne meeting last week in response to the recommendations of the independent Food Policy and Labelling Review.
The labelling will be regulated in two year’s time. …
(Source: Alcohol Reports, News, 12/20/11) nzherald.co.nz, 12/16/11

Kategorie: adults, Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Children, consumption, drinking guidelines, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Gender, Global, Health, Labels, morbidity, Parents, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, societal effects | Keine Kommentare »

Average Brit Spends £58,201 ($93,000) On Booze Over A Lifetime And Has 726 Hangovers

Samstag 20. August 2011 von htm

Over an average British person’s lifetime, 5,800 pints of beer are consumed, plus 8,700 glasses of wine, 2,900 bottles of cider, 5,808 shots of spirits, 1,452 cocktails, 1,452 glasses of liquor, and 1,452 glasses of champagne – the equivalent of 456 drinks annually. The typical Brit also experiences 726 hangovers over a lifetime. £962 are spent annually on alcohol, or £58,201 ($93,000) by the time they die.
Below are some highlighted statistics from the survey:
The average Brit consumes alcohol at least three nights each week … (Source: Medical News Today, 08/19/11) our online-comment: In this study it is not included, what everybody pays a life time for alcohol-related social costs. We should not forget this.

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, consumption, drinking guidelines, Global, Price, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics | Keine Kommentare »

The Distribution of Alcohol Consumption and the Prevention Paradox in Brazil

Freitag 15. Juli 2011 von htm

To examine the proportion of self-reported alcohol consumed by different gender and age groups in Brazil over the past year, and to examine whether the “prevention paradox” applies to Brazilian data on alcohol-related problems.
A multistage cluster sample, representative of the Brazilian household population 14 years of age or older (N=3007). The response rate was 66.4%.
The top 2.5% of the drinkers by volume consume 14.9%, the top 5% consume 27.4%, and the top 10% consume 44.2% of all alcohol consumed in Brazil. Men consume 77.8% of the total alcohol, and 18 to 29 year olds consume 40.3%. Individuals below risky drinking guidelines for weekly volumetric intake account for 49-50% of all problem drinkers and 45-47% of all problem types reported. Individuals who do not binge or who binge infrequently (1-3 times/year) account for 50-51% of all problem drinkers and 45-46% of all reported problem types. Most binge drinkers are low volume drinkers. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/13/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, drinking guidelines, Gender, Global, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol consumption guidelines inadequate for cancer prevention

Mittwoch 13. Juli 2011 von htm

Current alcohol consumption guidelines are inadequate for the prevention of cancer and new international guidelines are needed, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110363.pdf.
Guidelines in some countries are not currently based on evidence for long-term harm. Most guidelines are based on studies that assessed the short-term effects of alcohol, such as social and psychological issues and hospital admissions, and were not designed to prevent chronic diseases. As well, in some countries, alcohol producers were either part of working groups defining sensible drinking or instrumental in dissemination of the guidelines. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/11/11)

Kategorie: Alerts, Allgemein, consumption, drinking guidelines, Global, Health, Non-communicable diseases, Prevention, Research, safe level | Keine Kommentare »

UK: The Risks And Benefits Of Alcohol Drinking In The Elderly

Donnerstag 30. Juni 2011 von htm

The Royal College of Psychiatrists of London has published a report related primarily to problems of unrecognized alcohol misuse among the elderly. The report provides guidelines for psychiatrists and family physicians on how to find and how to treat elderly people with misuse of alcohol and drugs. Forum members consider it very important to identify abusive drinking among the elderly and this report provides specific and very reasonable recommendations to assist practitioners in both the identification and treatment of such problems. … (Source: Medical News Today, 06/28/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Allgemein, consumption, drinking guidelines, Global, Health, Prevention, Research, Seniors, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Older people advised to drink less than adult guidelines

Freitag 24. Juni 2011 von htm

A report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists advises people over 65 should not drink more than 1.5 units of alcohol a day – at least half the standard adult daily guidelines. The reduced amount advised for older adults is the equivalent of about half a pint of lager (5%) or a small glass of wine. See the full RCP report Our Invisible Addicts. ….(Source: Alcohol Policy UK, 06/22/11)

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, drinking guidelines, Global, Prevention, Seniors, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

Canada: Drinking, cannabis use and psychological distress increase

Mittwoch 15. Juni 2011 von htm

The latest survey of Ontario adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows increasing rates of daily drinking and cannabis use and high levels of psychological distress. The results of the 2009 CAMH Monitor survey, the longest running survey tracking mental health and addiction indicators among adults in Ontario, were published today.
The proportion of adults reporting daily drinking increased from 5.3% in 2002 to over 9% in 2009. The average number of drinks consumed weekly among drinkers has also increased from 3 drinks to 4.6 drinks, and the proportion of adults exceeding low-risk drinking guidelines remains at elevated levels (22%). However, there were also some encouraging findings: there was a significant decline in binge drinking from 12.6% in 2006 to 7.1% in 2009, and the decline was evident especially among young adults, from 24% to 11.5%. (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/13/11)

Kategorie: adults, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, consumption, drinking guidelines, Global, Publications, Research, Statistics, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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