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2012-03-09 00:18:05

A research team from the Netherlands assessed the impact of wine and resveratrol (a natural polyphenol found in high quantities in red wine) on lung function. It also looked at genetic factors and mechanisms by which resveratrol might be absorbed by the body and its possible effect on longevity of life. The authors report that pure resveratrol intake was associated with higher lung volumes and that white wine intake (but not red wine intake) and was associated with lower risk of airway...

2012-03-07 20:21:46

Although many current studies focused on catch up growth (CUG) have described its high susceptibility to insulin resistance-related diseases very few have focused on the effect of CUG on bone metabolism, especially in adulthood. As diet is a controllable factor, the influence of re-feeding with different dietary patterns on bone parameters is important to study. Resveratrol has been attributed a number of beneficial effects in mammals including osteotrophic properties. In the...

2012-03-02 14:05:50

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people turn away from the healthy habits of their younger years and start to get involved in risky behaviors. The research, which used information from Understanding Society, a long-term study of 40,000 UK households funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),...

2012-02-29 09:25:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has indicated that consuming flavonoids — a class of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine– may indeed lower the risk of stroke in women. "Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk," Aedín Cassidy, Ph.D., the study's lead author and professor of nutrition at Norwich Medical School in the University of East Anglia in Norwich,...

Citrus Fruit Found To Lower Risk Of Stroke In Women
2012-02-24 09:50:59

Researchers have identified compounds, known as flavonoids, found in several citrus fruits that may lower a woman´s stroke risk, according to recent reports. It is suggested from previous studies that eating fruits and vegetables aids in protecting against strokes, and many researchers believe that the flavonoids may explain why citrus has been shown to improve blood vessel function and show anti-inflammatory effects. “Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and...

2012-02-22 12:30:36

If people see news coverage of alcohol's role in violent crime and fatal injuries, they may give more support to alcohol-control laws, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. It's estimated that drinking is involved in almost one third of deaths from accidents and violent crime. But the news reports on those deaths often make no mention of alcohol. "People have some awareness of the social cost that alcohol can have," said the study's lead...

2012-02-21 11:47:51

Comparing media and family predictors of alcohol use: A cohort study of US adolescents Young teens who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking compared to peers who watch relatively few such films, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. And these teens are significantly more likely to progress to binge drinking, the study shows. The findings prompt the researchers to suggest that Hollywood should adopt the same restrictions...

2012-02-17 11:05:09

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London are aiming to improve the health of Londoners by combining a century-old mapping technique with up-to-the-minute technology. Using type 2 diabetes as their example, the researchers have compiled detailed maps of east London highlighting the geographical 'hotspots' of disease risk. The maps, which are published today in BMJ Open reveal startling similarities to the renowned 'poverty maps' created in the late 19th Century by Victorian...

2012-02-16 11:11:43

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to heavy drinking, and alcohol outlet density to violence.     A new study looks at links between alcohol outlet densities and IPV-related Emergency Department (ED) visits.     Findings showed that bars are positively related to IPV-related ED visits, while there is no relationship between restaurant density and IPV-related ED visits. Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been linked to heavy...

2012-02-16 11:09:03

Alcohol abuse and dependence are common problems in the United States due to a number of factors, two of which may be social drinking by college students and young adults, and risk taking that may lead to heavier drinking later in life. A study of the neural underpinnings of risk-taking in young, non-dependent social drinkers has found that the caudate nucleus and frontal cortex regions of the brain show less activation in people who drink more heavily. Results will be published in the May...