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Wine, Alcohol and Breast Cancer in Women
While a number of wine and alcohol related health studies have been conducted in the last 30 years, each suggesting some health benefits especially with red wines, when drunk in moderation, one negative aspect-that of increased chance of getting breast cancer has been disturbing but apparently many women are unaware of the alcohol and breast cancer connection and need to relook at it and consult their doctors before drinking the second glass of wine, writes Subhash Arora who has talked to several women in Europe, who claim that moderate drinking has no such disadvantages
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Alcohol Consumption has higher Risks for Wine Drinkers under 40
The first study to report alcohol risk by geographical region, age, sex, and year claims that young people below the age of 40 years face higher health risks from alcohol consumption including wine than older adults, according to a global study published in The Lancet journal last Friday
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STUDY: Wine in Moderation reduces Chance of Type 2 Diabetes
The latest study at the Tulane University Obesity Research Center in New Orleans involving over 312, 000 Brits, and extending to 11 years, suggests that consuming alcohol (wine) with meals reduces the risk of diabetes by 14%, writes Subhash Arora who also talks of a dampener in the form of another, smaller Study in Pennsylvania that deduces that even a small
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Chinese Study claims Wine reduces chance of catching Covid
A team of Chinese scientists who have analysed the database from the UK Biobank regarding the consumption of various alcoholic drinks and Covid-related risks, claims that drinking over 5 glasses of wine brings down the chance of getting Covid by 17% whereas beer and Ciders in any amount will increase the chance by 28 %, writes Subhash Arora who cautions against such reports without their provenance and source of funding
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World Health Federation new Brief says Alcohol Harmful
In a bold move, the World Health Federation released a policy brief yesterday, saying that no amount of alcohol is good for heart as drinking any amount causes damage to the brain, even as critics reiterate that wine in moderation is good for health, with experts already questioning the Report with more reactions expected soon, writes Subhash Arora who still recommends a glass of wine for women and two for men a day, preferably with meal, with an occasional gap
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Polyphenols in Red Wine help burn Calories and lose Weight
According to Ms. Lamuela-Ravintos, a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy at the University of Barcelona, moderate wine consumption is not associated with weight gain, while revealing new evidence showing that in fact, red wine can help you burn calories and when drunk with meals, it also offers a range of health benefits
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Study: Wine in Moderation good for Health and Brain
Many wine lovers have a glass or two of wine daily as a source of relaxation which is good for immunity since high stress levels can lead to adverse cardiovascular effects, and a new study presented at the Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology this month has found promising results for moderate alcohol consumption that reduces stress-related brain signals responsible for heart disease, writes Subhash Arora
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Study: Drink wine to lower chance of Cataract Surgery
A recent Study titled ‘Alcohol Consumption and Incident Cataract Surgery in Two Large UK Cohorts’ published in the UK journal Ophthalmology claims that people drinking low to moderate alcohol and in particular wine, reduce the risk of undergoing cataract surgery generally needed at older age, writes Subhash Arora who feels that though the Study was carried purely in the UK population, it ought to hold for other populations as well, including India
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Pesco- Mediterranean Diet with Red Wine better for Heart
While Mediterranean diet with fruits, vegetables and lean proteins and a glass or two of red wine has been known to benefit the heart has been recommended for 3 decades, but a new Study published by the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC) last week, recommends an improved version that stresses more fish and sea-food and intermittent fasting while limiting red wine to a maximum of two glasses a day, writes Subhash Arora who has been recommending this limit for 15 years.
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Younger Wines healthier than Cellared Wines
If you can not wait to uncork your bottle of red wine, rather than cellar it, you may be doing your health a favour; a new study of 16 wines from Australia and New Zealand has found that the levels of healthy antioxidants, existing mostly in red grapes, decrease significantly over time with researchers reporting the resveratrol with proven cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects, going down by about 75% over a 16-month ageing
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Wine and Health: Working from Nine to Wine
Wine is a lifestyle drink that is good for health in many ways provided it is consumed in moderation and who can tell it better than Samantha Kaylee, our young, educated and well-to-do American guest writer who took her wine tastings a bit too far and was unwittingly ensnared by the tentacles of alcoholism but fortunately pulled herself out of addiction because of her will power, by engaging in various exercises and Yoga and is now back in control of herself with moderate wine consumption
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US Federal Panel to recommend One-Glass-a Day Wine
In the once-in-a century drama being enacted by Mother Nature, Coronavirus is only the major villain surrounded by several less intimidating events like the earthquakes and the locust swarm that has hit India, the recent news that the influential federal panel has recommended men reduce their alcohol intake to one drink per day rather than two, should be an easy shock to bear, writes Subhash Arora
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Study: Red Wine part of Flavonoid-rich Diet to protect against Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, and red wine are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, according to a new Study based on the ongoing Framingham Heart Study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, writes Subhash Arora who recommends a flavonoid-rich Mediterranean Diet including a daily glass of red wine for women and two glasses for men, preferably with dinner
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Top 10 Health Benefits of Wine you never knew before
Holidays and any celebration event is incomplete without a bottle of wine. The art of uncorking a bottle of wine, smelling it, and then slowly sipping it in moderation is terrific. Many studies done over the years show the health benefits of wine. Our guest writer Rebecca Siggers shares Top Ten benefits some of them you might not have known before
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New Australian Health Guidelines Recommends 30% less Wine Intake
New Draft Guidelines from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia announced on Monday recommends reduced alcohol consumption of 1.4 standard drinks as compared to 2 earlier , setting safe limits for the first time with the guidelines recommending pregnant women and lactating mothers not to drink alcohol at all, reports Subhash Arora
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Moderate Wine Drinking may Reduce Lung Disease
Not much research has been done on the relationship of wine and respiratory health but a recent study conducted by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and Bristol’s University of the West of England, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that moderate alcohol consumption may significantly lower the risk of pulmonary disease in men
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