A very large number of studies have clearly shown that moderate alcohol intake is associated with a significant reduction in coronary heart disease and premature mortality. Regular consumption of small quantities of red wine seems particularly beneficial, in particular because of a lower risk of several cancers observed in wine drinkers.
A study reports that moderate alcohol consumption (1-14 drinks per week) reduces activity in the amygdala, the region of the brain involved in the stress response. The resulting reduction in chronic stress is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events.
A panel of experts from the American Heart Association compared the effects of 10 popular diets on cardiovascular health. Unsurprisingly, diets based on a high plant intake are the best choices, far ahead of extreme diets such as paleo and keto.
Akkermansia muciniphila, a bacterium that colonizes the mucus layer of the intestinal wall, contributes to the maintenance of this protective layer and generates metabolites that have several beneficial effects on metabolism and immunity.
Initially developed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, these drugs also cause significant weight loss and are establishing themselves as the first truly effective pharmacological treatments for obesity.