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Sulphite-Free Wines on the Anvil
Winemakers are known to have added sulfites to preserve various products including wine since the time of the Roman Empire. A class of compounds including sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts act as antioxidants and antibacterial compounds and can occur naturally during the winemaking process. They can also be added by producers to preserve freshness and boost flavour in wine.
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Red Wine Relaxes, Liquor makes you Aggressive
An Analysis of the responses of about 30,000 young adults between the age of 18-34 and published in BMZ open journal suggest that one should drink wine or beer for relaxing, while liquor makes one aggressive though also confident and sexy, perhaps partly explaining the growing aggression in India and the increasing population of liquor drinking majority
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Study: Even Small Intake of Alcohol may Increase Cancer Risk
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has officially called attention to the link between alcohol and cancer, citing evidence that even light drinking may raise the woman’s risk of breast cancer slightly and oesophageal cancer, with heavy drinkers facing much higher risks of mouth and throat cancer, voice box and liver cancer, though it has not singled out wine
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Study: Wine might Boost Better Fertility
While it is still controversial if pregnant women should drink wine, a Study in the US has concluded that women who drink at least one glass of red wine a week have a higher chance of fertility than those who don’t, with scientists believing that this could be due to an antioxidant that is abundant in red wine, but with some experts pointing out that the results should be considered with caution
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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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