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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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Binge Drinking More Harmful for Baby Boomers
Moderate drinking has its proven health benefits but excessive drinking of wine and alcohol is harmful and particularly dangerous for older people, basically baby boomers (60 and above) and according to a new Study published last Wednesday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society10% of older adults in the US indulge in binge drinking
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Study: Red Wine may mitigate Depression and Anxiety
New research has revealed that Resveratrol found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain, according to a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Neuropharmacology on July 15 but it also warns against the health risks of alcohol including addiction
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Resveratrol in Red Wine to Preserve Muscles in Journey to Mars
A new Study conducted by Harvard researchers and published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Physiology’, shows that Resveratrol found in red wine substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity and may help astronauts preserve their muscle mass during trips in space or future Mars missions, according to a Report by PTI
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J-shaped curve for Alcohol and Risk of Colon Cancer
While heavy alcohol consumption is recognized as a contributor to the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), an increasing number of studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may not have an adverse effect on the risk of CRC, or even decrease the risk, according to International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research
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Plethora of Health Studies to confuse and use for Sales Pitch
Studies on wine and health have picked up pace with both sides of the coin thrown at you at a constant pace putting you in a spin on what to believe and what not to, even as there is a website that merrily describes the unproven and implausible health benefits of white wine without adequate emphasis on drinking in moderation, encouraging hapless consumers to drink more with potentially disastrous effects, writes Subhash Arora who feels producers may be accused of encouraging excessive wine drinking for their benefit by making tall and unsubstantiated claims
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French Health Ministry Warning infuriates Wine Producers
The warning issued by the French health authorities on Tuesday coaxing them to drink less wine and alcohol has not had any immediate impact on the citizens or the media hardly responding but it has infuriated the producers who feel that the warning is misdirected as wine lovers take wine as a food drink and that the Report interferes with the very basic of French life-liberty, fraternity and the pursuit of pleasure
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Drinking Wine may increase Life of Older People
A new study reported in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that an occasional drink would not harm, and might even help older people with heart failure and would even help them live longer by a year than teetotalers, though qualifying that people who develop heart failure at an older age and never drank before should not start drinking for health of longevity reasons
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Study: Nosing Red Wine could reduce chances of Lung Cancer
Scientists at University of Geneva, Switzerland (UNIGE) have discovered that Resveratrol, the grape constituent in red wine protects against lung cancer when administered to mice through the nasal route by inhaling and could well work on humans, since ingested Resveratrol can not reach the lungs and by sniffing it instead, your Resveratrol concentration can be 22 times more, according to the Study announced through a Press Release
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WHO claims 1 in 20 Deaths in the World caused by Alcohol
According to World Health Organization (WHO) report released last Friday, over 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, thus causing one in 20 deaths globally through harmful drinking, with men being 75% of the victims and despite this, alcohol consumption is expected to rise during the next 10 years but the report is silent about the harmful effects of drug abuse, especially in driving accidents
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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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