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Red wine protects the heart

...ring spirits, beer and wine show some benefit from spirits and beer, but an overwhelming benefit from drinking red wine. His laboratory found polyphenols, minus the alcohol, are powerful anti-oxidants. Polyphenols also are found in fruit, particularly berries, as well as green tea and chocolate. Anti-oxida...

Wine keeps women's hearts beating healthily

..., such as age, weight, and smoking habit. Beer and spirits had little impact on HRV. The favourable effects on HRV may be one of the reasons why wine protects heart health, suggest the authors....

Women, drinking to their health

...e more significant results from either wine, other spirits or beer. "Our study confirmed the so-called 'J shape curve': low to moderate amounts of alcohol reduce cardiovascular risk, while larger quantities raise it," states Dr. Giovanni de Gaetano, corresponding author of the article published in the Journa...

Not all beers are created equal

...on of ethanol derived from sales of beer, wine and spirits is the most comprehensive and reliable measure of a population's overall alcohol-drinking behaviors. New findings, published in the October issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research , indicate that more alcohol is being consumed in the ...

Proven at last - alcohol consumption increases risk of gout

... association with the risk of gout; consumption of spirits had a weaker association, while moderate wine cons...with no beer intake, whereas the same frequency of spirits intake increased the risk by 16 times compared with no spirits intake. Correspondingly, beer increas...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: March 2004

... who drank morethan 2 glasses of wine or distilled spirits were less likely to develop a cortical opacity. The different effects of alcohol on the different types of opacities may be a result of both pro- and anti-oxidant properties of alcoholic beverages and the different ways they interact with components...

Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness

... cards they'd been dealt, how they sustained their spirits and playfulness. "These diseases have impacted the lives of many innocent children as well as adults, and the sooner we start taking them seriously and working together toward better treatments and perhaps an eventual cure, the better off we'll all ...

Heavy alcohol consumption linked to colorectal cancer

...glasses of alcoholic beverages made with distilled spirits per week for more than 10 years are much more like... of those who drank at least 9 glasses per week of spirits for more than 10 years. After adjusting for age, sex, family history, smoking, diet, weight, exercis...

Alcohol preferences among pregnant Native and African American urban women

... of the three main beverage types - wine, beer and spirits - but of the respective products' high-strength classes like malt liquor and fortified wine." Both Greenfield and Kaskutas noted that this study's findings add to those of an earlier study (see the August 2000 issue of ACER), which found serious misc...

New grants program to help create healing environments in hospitals through art

...y for the Arts in Healthcare. "They can uplift the spirits of patients and provide them a respite from pain, enhance doctor patient relations, and communicate health information." In the first phase of the new NEA-funded training and consultation initiative, the Society is collaborating with Arts Extension S...

Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at National Acoustics meeting

...y could produce echoes thatresembled the sounds of spirits and other elements of ancient legends (4aAA4). Acoustical consultant Dave Lubman ( dlubman@ix.netcom.com ) will report thatancient Mayan builders may have mastered the acoustical design tricks needed toenable their kings and priests to address larg...

Hard liquor, not beer or wine, may explain trends in cirrhosis mortality

...ed mixed results, said Roizen. The 1942-43 drop in spirits consumption was soon followed by a marked dip incirrhosis mortality but the 1946-47 drop was not. Measurement problemsassociated with wartime and immediate post-war consumer behavior, includinghoarding of scarce goods, make these tests suggestive ra...

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