MORE RED WINE BENEFITS
Well, it’s certainly tastier than an apple a day! A recent Harvard study has found that a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. Those who enjoy a libation, but not too much, are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotalers. The study looked at... Read More
ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE and LONG LIFE . . .
Are wine and coffee the keys to longevity? It’s just possible! A new study released by the University of California-Irvine reveals that consuming moderate amounts of coffee and alcohol is linked to living a longer life. As always, the key word here is moderate. The 9O+ Study began in 2OO3... Read More
EMOTIONS & LIBATIONS
A DRINK IS A DRINK, right? Well yes and no. While a 12-ounce beer, 5.5-ounce glass of wine and 1.5-ounce shot of whiskey (for instance) are all considered equal in terms of alcohol content, a new study shows that the effect they have on us differs in terms of emotions. ... Read More
CANCER FIGHTING ALCOHOL JELLY
WHEN IT COMES to research involving alcohol and health they are usually related to benefits derived from consuming beer, wine or spirits. Now a new study shows that using pure alcohol just may be successful at killing cancer cells. A jelly-like implant filled with pure alcohol could be a powerful... Read More
A BONUS FOR SENIORS WHO INDULGE
HERE’S A LITTLE something to look forward to in the senior years! A 3O-year study by the University of California, San Diego has concluded that over-65s who indulge in up to three alcoholic drinks a day can look forward to a happy and healthy retirement. In fact, they said, moderate... Read More
SHARPEN THE BRAIN WITH ALCOHOL?
ALCOHOL IS OFTEN credited with a wide range of possible health benefits but memory retention is not one of them. If anything, too much indulgence typically has the exact opposite effect. However, according to a recent study published in the journal SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, drinking can actually improve memory. In the... Read More
CAN WINE CUT THE RISK OF DIABETES?
RAISE A GLASS (yet again) to the preventative health properties of grapes! A University of Denmark study of 7O,5OO people has found that men who drink three to four times a week slash their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 27 percent, compared to those who drink less than one... Read More
COULD RESVERATROL KNOCK OUT COLON CANCER?
RAISE A GLASS of wine to the medicinal properties of resveratrol! According to a team of researchers, compounds from grapes (aka resveratrol) may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice. These compounds could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer, said... Read More
A GIN & TONIC TO SOOTHE HAY FEVER?
ANYONE WHO’S EVER suffered from hay fever knows how miserable it is. Adding insult to injury is the fact that alcohol usually makes the symptoms even worse. But if you enjoy a gin and tonic you may be in luck. New research from Asthma UK indicates that gin may better... Read More
THE HEART HEALTHY MODERATE DRINKER
RESEARCHERS AT University College London and Cambridge University found that moderate drinkers are at a lower risk of diseases such as heart attack, angina and heart failure when compared to teetotalers. The study was published in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL. Described as the “most comprehensive study to date”, the health... Read More