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BEER FOR THE BRAIN

HERE’S news to raise a glass to: A compound in beer hops may protect your brain. We may be a hop, skip and a jump from warding off neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s. An ingredient in beer hops, xanthohumol (also known as Xn) has been shown to protect the brains...
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BEER FOR THE HEART

YOU MAY think you’re making a healthier decision by choosing to not partake in a drink at cocktail hour, but new research shows that a half a pint of beer per day could actually be beneficial to your health. Brigham and Women’s Hospital has published a study hypothesizing that moderate...
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WORKOUT OR WINE?

IF DRINKING a glass of wine gave you the same benefits as an hour at the gym would you opt for it? Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol are equivalent to those that we get from exercise. These findings will...
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BOOZY BIRDS

AS A rule, birds don’t drink, but when they do they can more than hold their own. A group of scientists have concluded that birds actually slur when drinking alcohol, but can handle their liquor better than humans. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University published a study that found...
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FOR A BETTER SLEEP, CUT THE NIGHTCAP

FOR MANY, a tipple before bed can be a sure-fire ticket to falling asleep easily. But while a drink might ease you into a deep slumber initially, it can end up robbing you of a good night’s rest. “The problem is, in a single night, as the alcohol is metabolized...
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THE SECRET TO RESVERATROL UNLOCKED?

RESVERATROL has long been touted as a magic health elixir of sorts, but scientists and the medical community have long debated exactly how it works. Because red wine is particularly rich in resveratrol, some researchers have suggested that it could explain the “French paradox” of a relatively high-fat diet but...
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ALCOHOL KEEPS THE BRAIN SHARP. . . AND YOUR SEX DRIVE

IT’S NO secret that too much alcohol can cause a variety of health problems. However, a new study shows that light consumption of alcohol in older age is associated with better memory among people age 6O and up. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of...
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ALCOHOL + LIFESTYLE

IT’S CERTAINLY not news that moderate alcohol consumption has many potential heart health benefits. Still, new studies that support this platform are always worth a read! Four out of five heart attacks may be prevented by following key healthy lifestyle behaviors including moderate alcohol consumption according to a report published...
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RUN MORE = DRINK MORE

JUST CALL it workouts for wine. A new Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal health psychology finds that people tend to drink more alcohol on days they’ve exercised. The study looked at 15O adults between the ages of 18 to 89 who used a smartphone app to record how...
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A LITTLE RED WINE TO PREVENT CAVITIES

IT MIGHT STAIN your teeth a lovely shade of purple but it turns out red wine actually prevents cavities. A new study published in the journal of agricultural and food chemistry claims the antioxidants in red wine can help eradicate bacteria and thus prevent tooth decay. The researchers reportedly grew...
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