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College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do

... is?" A "standard drink" is generally defined as a beverage that contains 0.6 ounces of pure alcohol. The most commonly used standard drinks are 12 ounces of five-percent beer, five ounces of 12-percent wine, or 1.5 ounces of 40-percent (80 proof) distilled spirits. "The problem is that a typical drinker pro...

Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers

...se (0.4 g/kg), or a high-dose (0.8 g/kg) alcoholic beverage in random order. Subjects were not allowed to smoke two hours prior to and during each session. A questionnaire was used to assess urge to smoke for both positive and negative reinforcing effects, and was given at baseline and during rising and dec...

Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities

...hol screening and referral, conducting responsible beverage trainings, and enacting ordinances to prohibit public drinking. "The efforts of five Fighting Back communities - Kansas City, MO; Milwaukee, WI; San Antonio, TX; Santa Barbara, CA; and Vallejo, CA - were considered 'concentrated' because they impleme...

Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity

...entrate on providing more nutritious lower calorie beverage choices in their vending machines such as milk, water, and 100% fruit and vegetable juices. Dr. Murray has suggested that "altering the energy (calorie) gap by 100 calories a day--which, ironically, is the equivalent of one 8-oz. serving of a sweete...

Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk

... of the women's body mass index, type of alcoholic beverage consumed, or use of hormone replacement therapy....

Alcohol may lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

...als began drinking, total lifetime consumption, or beverage type. The risk did vary by NHL subtype, with the l...n does not seem to depend on the type of alcoholic beverage consumed, but might vary by NHL subtype. Future research to confirm these findings by use of prospec...

Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods

...e caution because there are probably more food and beverage interactions that have not yet been discovered. There are ways to protect against food/drug interactions. Patients should refrain from grapefruit consumption for 24 to 48 hours before and during drug therapy, says Dr. Flanagan. He also suggests that ...

Generous home-poured alcoholic beverages may lead to overindulgence

...ants were given a beaker to measure each alcoholic beverage that they prepared at home. Information was also ...tress to researchers that obtaining information on beverage use must include specific alcohol beverage type and some measure of the size of drinks." Kerr added...

Some foods and beverages could hold clues for future diabetes treatment

... Department of Agriculture, found that the popular beverage may increase insulin activity. Using black, green and oolong teas, the scientists found that tea increased insulin activity by about 15-fold in tests using fat cells obtain from rats. The effect was primarily due to epigallocatechin gallate, an activ...

Chemical used in food containers disrupts brain development

...esisted banning BPA from plastics used as food and beverage containers, despite the fact that plastics free of BPA and other toxic chemicals are available....

Statement of registered dietitian Rebecca S. Reeves, President of the American Dietetic Association

...d thus have a direct impact on children's food and beverage requests. A 2003 survey by the American Dietetic Association Foundation found older children buy food from vending machines, snack bars, convenience stores, restaurants and grocery stores about twice as often as their parents think they do. While re...

Raising alcohol prices can lead to more drinking instead of less

...alcohol is a "complex good," composed of different beverage types such as beer, wine and spirits as well as ...e the impacts of the broad distribution of alcohol beverage prices upon sales of alcohol. Our results show that higher alcohol prices may and may not cause r...

Increase in death rates from liver cirrhosis in Britain largest in western Europe

... the steepest rise in rates in western EuropeWhile beverage type, as mentioned in the paper, and pattern of drinking might both affect the risk of developing cirrhosis, there is no doubt that the cumulative amount of alcohol consumed has a primary role. But the UK Government has turned a determined blind eye ...

New cocoa evidence on why plant foods are beneficial to cardiovascular health

...tigation, participants drank either a placebo or a beverage containing isolated, cocoa-derived (-)epicatechin. The researchers demonstrated that the group of participants receiving the (-)epicatechin had vessel relaxation and nitric oxide responses similar to those experienced following the consumption of th...

Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp

...e." As the first research examining the effects of beverage consumption on the accuracy of oral electronic thermometers, the nurses' findings were presented recently at the annual Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Convention in Las Vegas. Previous research on the topic used only men as research subjects and...

Binge drinkers have highest risk of alcohol-related injury

...ement of drinking driving policies and responsible beverage serving," he said. "The most effective strategy would be a combined effort at the individual and societal levels. This would include targeting happy hours and other environments that encourage rapid consumption of large quantities of alcohol and chan...

Study shows that soda consumption increases among adolescent girls as they get older

...n average, nearly tripled, becoming the number one beverage consumed by older girls. There was also an increase in the consumption of fruit drinks among black girls. As the authors point out, sodas lack nutritional value and are replacing beverages such as milk, which is an important source of the calcium ...

Reducing teens' intake of sugary drinks

...ns. At the end of six months, the group receiving beverage deliveries had an 82 percent reduction in consumpt...ing calculates that a single 12-oz sugar-sweetened beverage per day translates to about 1 pound of weight gain over 3 to 4 weeks. "Sugary beverages have no nu...

Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: There's a connection

...de consumed from beverages is due to the amount of beverage consumed and the concentration of fluoride in the ...dy in which they examined the relationship between beverage fluoride intakes and fluorosis of the permanent incisors (i.e., front teeth). As part of the Iowa Fl...

Oral conditions, dental caries know no borders

... studies measuring everything from community-based beverage interventions in Native American toddlers, to severe early childhood caries among Aboriginal children in Canada, to the relationship between mothers' oral health and high levels of tooth decay in their children, to the correlation between socio-econo...

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