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Drinking wine, particularly white wine, may help keep lungs healthy, UB study finds

... "current drinkers" reported the type of alcoholic beverage they drank and how often, the size of each drink, patterns of consumption and how often they drank more than usual. Analysis of participants' demographic information and alcohol consumption data revealed some interesting relationships: -- Beer onl...

Teen soft drink consumption often misstated

...ft drinks a day. The relationship between food and beverage consumption, physical inactivity and obesity is complex. Great discipline will be needed to address this tough issue with solutions that will truly work. Exaggeration of the issues misinforms and debases the public policy process that is supposed t...

What do you mean throw out the food guide pyramid?

... tell how much added sugars there are in a food or beverage by reading a nutrition facts label." Numbers such as that added sugars (those added to food during processing and production) should be no more than 25 percent of total calories "is far from a recommendation, it's saying that this is the maximum amou...

Green tea may fight allergies

...Green tea has been called the second-most consumed beverage in the world, behind water. It is very popular in Japan, and has a growing following in the United States, where black tea is favored. Tachibana's study adds to an expanding list of the potential health benefits offered by green tea. In addition to a...

Diet rich in soy protein lowers estrogens associated with breast cancer

...ing frequencies and portion sizes for 165 food and beverage items consumed during a year. The questionnaire also requested information on demographics, lifetime use of tobacco, menstrual and reproductive history, medical history, and family history of cancer. The Chinese population in Singapore (and elsewher...

Component in plastic bottles found to cause abnormal pregnancies in mice

...used in the manufacture of common plastic food and beverage containers and baby bottles interfere with cell division in the eggs of female mice. The disruption of cell division can result in an abnormal number of chromosomes in the eggs, a condition known as aneuploidy, which is the leading cause of mental r...

Drinking concord grape juice may reduce blood pressure in hypertensive men

...er day and half drank the same amount of a placebo beverage designed to look and taste like grape juice. Median baseline systolic blood pressure was 132 mm Hg. At the conclusion of the study, the 19 participants with above-median systolic blood pressure who drank Concord grape juice showed a drop from an ave...

Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol

... suggestion that consuming less than one alcoholic beverage per day during pregnancy has fairly specific effects on cognitive functioning in the offspring," said Canfield. "Alcohol-exposed children had more difficulty learning and performing a TI task that required them to follow an explicit rule, a rule tha...

Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices

... strongly associated with the types and amounts of beverage choices made by children and adolescents, but ther...ft drinks are a second or third choice "Among the beverage alternatives, carbonated soft drinks are the second or third choice of young children, depending on ...

Green, black tea extracts found to lower cholesterol

...esterol." Tea is the second most widely consumed beverage worldwide. In the past, several epidemiologic studies had shown that tea consumption is associated with lower cholesterol. Experiments in animals have demonstrated that green tea, black tea, and flavonoids derived from green and black teas lower chol...

Researchers find three chromosomal areas with links to alcoholism vulnerability

...s. Subjects were given eight minutes to consume a beverage (20% by volume solution of 0.75 ml/kg of 95% alcohol for women and 0.90 ml/kg for men) from a closed container, designed to disguise the alcohol taste and the amount consumed. Measurements of body sway and both positive and negative subjective feeli...

Enhanced nutrition could result from rice research leading to high-protein flour

... quality protein and are commonly used in food and beverage industries. Generally, rice seeds contain 6-10% (w/w) protein and 70-80% (w/w) starch. Separation of protein and starch allows for the processing of high-protein rice flour and starch hydrolysates into different products. To simplify the production ...

Weizmann Institute scientists report why taste and smell differ among individuals

...und implications for the way the perfume, food and beverage industries handle the discovery of new aroma, flavor and fragrance ingredients. Usually one person, or a small test panel, makes sensory decisions taken to represent billions of customers. But since every nose is different, industry might rethink suc...

Hot cocoa tops red wine and tea in antioxidants; may be healthier choice

...nell University have shown that the popular winter beverage contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea and may be a healthier choice. The study adds to growing evidence of the health benefits of cocoa and points to a tasty alternative in the quest to maintain a diet rich in h...

Moderate alcohol consumption after meals can decrease levels of insulin

...lt that the effect of drinking a popular alcoholic beverage such as white wine on insulin production under variable nutritional conditions warranted investigation." Researchers examined eight non-diabetic males between the ages of 19 and 22 years. All were required to consume pizza and a soft drink for 45 mi...

Vanderbilt doctors find citrus soda interacts with cyclosporine, maybe statins

...ill Turner, 35, never knew that drinking a popular beverage could send his recovery from a double-lung transpl...secret. But we were very interested in whether the beverage had a bergamottin component. After several days, and another phone call, the company responded by e-...

Maybe not so sweet, after all

... fat and protein. On one day the meals included a beverage sweetened with fructose. On the other day, the same beverage was sweetened with an equal amount of glucose, another naturally-occurring sugar that is used by the...

Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories

...ing a diet soft drink over a regular, sugar-packed beverage may not be the best way to fight obesity, according to new research from Purdue University. But the researchers said this doesn't mean you should grab a regularly sweetened soft drink instead. Professor Terry Davidson and associate professor Susan Sw...

Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru

... Wari brewery was used to make chicha, a fermented beverage similar to beer that played an important role in ritual feasting and drinking during Peru's first empire. Ancient Peruvians made chicha with local grains and fruit, which is quite different from today's commercial beers typically made with barley and...

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