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Study: Two Glasses of Wine a Week OK for Pregnant Moms
Experts agree that binge or heavy drinking during pregnancy is harmful for the fetus but not much is known on how little a pregnant woman could drink without harming the unborn, according to a paper published on Monday in the journal BMJ Open which suggests nevertheless that 2 glasses of wine a week would not harm the baby
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Study: Placebo Effect makes Expensive Wines Taste Better
As if one needed a Research Study to tell us that people perceive expensive wines to taste better, we are informed through a small German Study conducted at the University of Bonn that there are higher expectations from more expensive wines and the expectation changed regions in the brain that process the sense of taste, pretty much like with placebo drugs
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Study: Compounds in Wine might prevent Flu
According to a Study on mice published by the journal ‘Science’ and conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, perhaps by breaking down naturally occurring compounds, Flavonoids which are commonly found in red wines, black tea and blueberries
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Study: Wine in Moderation cuts Diabetes Risk by Half
According to a new Study conducted by a team of scientists in Denmark and published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, wine drinking in moderation can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58% for women and 43% for men although cautioning against the risk of drinking alcohol in excess for various other diseases
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Mother of All Studies on Wine and Health to Start
Hundreds of studies have shown wine drinking in moderation to be healthy, even though a few should be taken with a pinch of salt due to the antecedents of the researchers or the source of grants with an increasing number thriving on contrarian views and conclusions, thus prompting the National Institutes of Health in the USA to soon spend $100 million for scientific clinical trials across 16 countries, but doubts are already being raised about the efficacy as the majority of funding is pledged by alcobev producers
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Study: Wine may increase Risk of Breast Cancer
Although many studies have shown that wine is good for heart, a few have also tried to ascertain that it increases the risk of cancer and even a glass a day may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to the latest study at the University of Minnesota, even as a health journalist blames the media and the scientific community for trying to get attention by looking for health effects of popular foods
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New Study skeptical about Health Benefits of Red Wine
While there have been numerous studies over the last 25 years evidencing the benefits of wine, especially red wine for the heart, a new Study reported in the Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs has found flaws in several such previous study and claims there may be little benefit in drinking red wine moderation, although adding that drinking in moderation may not cause any harm
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Risk of Rosacea higher with White Wine
The epidemiologic association between alcohol and Rosacea disease is unclear and inconsistent based on the previous cross-sectional or case-control studies but a recent cohort Study reported by the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology indicates there is an increased risk with women who consumed higher amount of alcohol and also that specifically white wine appears to have a significant negative effect
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Neuroenology : Drinking Wine to exercise Brain Muscles
Forget about your Crossword, Sudoku, Scrabble, or playing with word games like Pictionary or complex computer games to exercise your brain muscles. Sniffing, and analysing wine could be the ideal workout for your brain, according to a wine-loving neuroscientist who has written a book on Neuroenology that explains how the brain creates the taste of wine
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Red Wine Reduces Diabetes Risk for Women with PCOS
It is known to marginally increase the risk of breast cancer for women drinking even in moderation but the resveratrol in red wine also helps hormonal imbalance among those with PCOS and improve
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Wine and Health: Red Wine Keeps your Brain Young
Red wine is good for the heart but a new study published online in The Journals of Gerontology suggests it keeps the brain young too, according to the Research by Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute which has found that the anti-oxidant resveratrol in red wine, can help to protect neurons, stopping the brain from aging and keeping it younger, longer.
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Blog : Cola more harmful than Wine for Breast Cancer?
Almost all the studies conducted since 1990 when the term French Paradox was coined, suggested that moderate wine drinking was good for the heart but a few also conceded that the risk of breast cancer could go up by 10% by even one glass of wine, but a recent study in Los Angeles concludes that teenagers with a poor diet of soft drinks and red and processed meats and low in vegetables may be at increased risk of 35-41% of later developing breast cancer
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Drink Wine, not Water to avoid Food Poisoning
It is often believed that water is the main culprit for causing food poisoning while traveling to other countries or even different parts of India but several studies suggest that the bacteria causing food-borne diseases, can be inactivated by drinking some alcohol in lieu of water and a glass or two of wine are just what the doctor orders to avoid such problems
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Study: Women one more Reason for Men to drink Wine
Wine is known to be beneficial for men’s heart, dementia, BP and has several other not-so-well-known benefits but a recent study in Italy presented last week indicates that 30% of women find men not drinking wine as not interesting with 25% even finding them boring, with34% of the women saying that a meal which doesn’t include wine is not exactly a meal but a majority (63%) of surveyed subjects preferring wines with lower alcohol content
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Wine-based Med Diet protects against Alzheimer’s
A new Study published on Wednesday 4 January in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet including moderate amount of wine retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely
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Study: Alcohol Abuse Harmful for Heart Health
Although past data suggests that moderate drinking is protective of heart, a new study, published on Monday in Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that abusing alcohol by drinking excessively, increases the possibility of suffering atrial fibrillation, heart attack or congestive heart failure, the No.1 cause of death worldwide
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