The Dutch Beer Institute research grant 2018 goes to Sweden
The winner of the 2018 grant of The Dutch Beer Institute for the best research proposal on moderate beer consumption and health is Dr Katalin Gémes from Sweden. She wins 5,000 euros to carry out her research.
Declining health and drinking habits
Gémes’ research bears the title 'Exploring the dynamic relationship between alcohol consumption trajectories and different aspect of health'. Data of the Stockholm Public Health Cohort will be used to investigate how the changes and stability of alcohol consumption over time are associated with different aspects of health and which sociodemographic and lifestyle factors may explain these associations. This will give more insight in one of the major concerns of observational studies on alcohol and health: individuals may decrease their alcohol consumption or quit drinking due to a decline in their health status which may result in an overestimation of the preventive effect of moderate drinking.
Record number of applications
This is the fourth time that the grant from The Dutch Beer Institute is awarded. This year there was a record number of applications (24) from around the world. In the second half of 2019, The Dutch Beer Institute will offer another grant of 5,000 euros for research on moderate alcohol/beer consumption in a healthy lifestyle.
Exploring the dynamic relationship between alcohol consumption trajectories and different aspects of health, dr Katalin Gémes, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Insurance Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden.
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