Latest Health effects of wine Stories

Red Wine Compound Health Benefits Questioned
2012-10-27 07:24:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for wine connoisseurs hoping to garner some extra health benefits from their alcoholic beverage of choice. New research demonstrates that one of the ingredients found in red wine may not be as beneficial to healthy women as previously believed. Experts at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recruited 29 post-menopausal females who were not suffering from type 2 diabetes and who were otherwise in...

Moderate Drinking Bad For Brain Health
2012-10-26 12:09:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There have been numerous scientific studies that show how a glass or two of red wine can help promote cardiovascular and brain health. However, a new study by Rutgers University indicates that there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking. The study published in the journal Neuroscience found that moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. “Moderate drinking...

Grapes Promote Healthy Living
2012-10-11 05:03:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Raisins. Grapes. Grape Juice. These are just a few grape products that could do the body good. According to a recent study, the consumption of grapes among adults and children resulted in healthier diets and improved nutrition. In particular, researchers pooled the data of over 21,800 adults and children, many who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) that took place between 2003 and 2008....

2012-10-09 20:18:59

Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking–though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers found that of nearly 14,000 U.S. adults surveyed, those living in low-income neighborhoods were generally more likely to be non-drinkers than were people in affluent neighborhoods. That was not true, however, of black and Hispanic men. And...

New Diabetes Biomarkers May Help With New Treatments
2012-10-05 10:32:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition and the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine recently revealed that they have been able to identify 14 new biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. The findings are important, as scientists believe that these biomarkers may be able to help in the development of new treatments to help prevent the disease. The scientists also believe that the results of the study will help them...

Drinking Coffee Could Lead To Blindness
2012-10-04 13:15:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like any addictive substance, coffee has a knack of drawing a distinct line in the sand between those in favor of the beverage and those who whine and complain during every family holiday when someone begins to brew a pot. Medical science also seems evenly split on the effects of coffee, with some reports calling it a detriment and others calling it delight. For instance, a May report in the New England Journal of Medicine...

2012-10-01 20:53:05

University of Michigan Health System study makes step toward learning when cancer screenings should start Those who smoke and drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who don't, according to a study led by a University of Michigan Health System gastroenterologist. In the study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, heavy smokers with pancreatic cancer were diagnosed around age 62 and heavy drinkers at age 61 — almost a decade...

2012-10-01 14:44:55

Studies presented at ESMO 2012 highlight challenges of cancer prevention New insights on the global fight to prevent cancers were presented during the ESMO 2012 Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Vienna. The studies highlight the challenges of overcoming misunderstandings about how important lifestyle factors are in reducing cancer risk. "These studies highlight the fact that a large proportion of the European population does not particularly like the idea of...

Benefits of Red Wine May Include Eating Less Says Study On Bees
2012-09-25 09:44:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The adage that ℠if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is´ comes to mind when considering a recent joint study performed by Arizona State University, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Harvard Medical School. For more than a decade, we´ve heard the anecdotal reports of small towns in Northern Italy or quaint villages in France where the locals eat the richest diets, throwing all caution to the...

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