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Study: Abstainers and excessive drinkers more risk prone to dementia
A study published in the British Medical Journal of Thursday, found that moderate drinkers were at lowest risk of dementia, compared to heavy drinkers and non-drinkers, but this may be because they tend to lead generally healthy lives and are less likely to smoke or eat unhealthily
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Bigger Health Warnings will Damage Soul of France, say Top Chateaux
Sixty four of the Top French Chateaux including DRC, Petrus, Chateau d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc and Pol Roger and Krug champagnes have signed a memorandum to the Health Ministry pleading strongly against the proposed measure to be implemented by the end of 2018 to affix 2 cm wide sticker on the front, warning pregnant women against health risk, saying this will damage the soul of France around the world
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Mother of All Wine & Health Studies Shot Dead by NIH
Less than a year after the Study instituted by the National Institutes of Health in the USA with a budget of over $100 million for scientific clinical trials across 16 countries to establish once and for all the health benefits of wine, and considered as the Mother of all Wine and Health Studies conducted so far, abruptly came to end with NIH refusing to release more funds because of the controversy and debates it had raised, writes Subhash Arora
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Wine & Health Study: Does Red Wine reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer
A recent Study at the University of Vienna indicates that that while drinking alcohol is known to increase the risk of getting cancer, the high levels of antioxidants in red wine, known as polyphenols may have a protective effect and reduce the risk of prostate cancer among men and suggests we eat and drink everything in moderation-including wine in general
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German Court Bans Brewer calling the liquid Healthy
Although The European Union’s highest court ruled in 2012 that the word ‘Bekoemmlich’ carrying connotations of health as well as tastiness could not be used to describe wine on the label, beer industry has been apparently still using it but a German top court has ruled against it after a consumer rights group sued a brewery on the basis that its advertising falsely suggested health benefits
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Study: Five Healthy Habits including Moderate Wine Drinking for 10 years Extra Life
Maintaining five healthy habits -- eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol-limiting wine consumption to one glass (150 mL) for women and two glasses for men, and not smoking during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and reported in Circulation Journal on April 30
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Red Tooth Paste from Red Wine on the Anvil?
Red wine is doing the rounds again with all the miraculous cures it has to offer, including a Study recently claiming that two glasses of red wine before sleeping at night made you lose weight and another one claiming, a glass of wine daily is equivalent to an hour in the gym so it is hardly surprising to learn about a Research that the polyphenols could help prevent damaging microbes from attaching to the gums and a red wine tooth paste merited attention
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D2H Red Wine Benefit for Heart
The Louisiana State University (LSU) -Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences has developed a new treatment for heart disease using antioxidants from red wine by using Research that has indicated that having a glass of red wine could be good for your heart, but with Professor Tammy Dugas’ program, even the non-drinkers may get those benefits
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MIND Hybrid Diet with a Glass of Wine reduces Alzheimer’s chance
Scientists have created a hybrid eating plan that combines components of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet as a way to boost brainpower and slow cognitive decline and thus the chance of your getting Alzheimer’s Disease. Called hybrid diet MIND (Mediterranean Intervention (Dash) for Neurodegenerative Delay), it involves pastries and wine, as well as leafy greens, fish, poultry and berries
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Study: Size of the Wineglass Does Matter
It is an established fact that the taste and aroma profiles of wine improve with the size of the wineglass but the larger wine glasses also increase the pleasure of drinking, which may in turn increase the inclination to drink more, according to a Study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge and published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), noting 7-fold increase in glass capacity during the last 300 years, but the increase in size should not matter if one is aware that the health benefits from wine are based on a maximum of 2 glasses with 125 mL and 12.5% alcohol and beyond that alcohol harms your system, opines Subhash Arora.
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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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