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2012-01-16 21:24:45

    Prenatal exposure to alcohol is associated with a spectrum of abnormalities in the offspring.     A new study has examined patterns of drinking specific to timing of exposure during pregnancy, collecting the information while the mother was still pregnant instead of after delivery.     Numerous specific associations were found, the most significant ones during the second half of the first trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal exposure to...

Grapes May Help Prevent Age-related Blindness
2012-01-13 04:03:38

Study shows grapes provided more antioxidant protection for eyes than lutein Can eating grapes slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide? Results from a new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine suggest this might be the case. The antioxidant actions of grapes are believed to be responsible for these protective effects. The study compared the impact of an...

2012-01-12 11:30:00

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Can eating grapes slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a debilitating condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide? Results from a new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine(1) suggest this might be the case. The antioxidant actions of grapes are believed to be responsible for these protective effects. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/CG34862) The...

Possible Fraud In Resveratrol Studies Being Investigated
2012-01-12 11:29:48

A University of Connecticut researcher, Dipak K. Das - researching the link between aging and a substance found in red wine - has been found to have committed more than 100 acts of data fabrication and falsification, the university said on Wednesday, throwing most of his research into question. University officials, after an internal review, found 145 instances over seven years in which Das fabricated, falsified and manipulated data, and the US Office of Research Integrity has opened an...

One-in-six Americans Are Binge Drinkers: CDC
2012-01-11 06:04:38

More than 38 million U.S. adults, or about 17 percent of the population, engaged in binge drinking at least four times a month in 2010, consuming an average of eight drinks per occasion, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These rates of binge drinking were much higher than previously believed, the health agency said. Binge drinking was more common in those between the ages of 18-34, although people 65 and older also binge...

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Moderate Red Wine Consumption
2012-01-09 11:22:26

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are challenging the widely-held belief that the risk of breast cancer is increased by any type of alcohol consumption. Women who enjoy a regular glass of red wine could actually be reducing their risks according to a new medical study. Alcohol, doctors have long known, increases the body´s estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells. However, the Cedars-Sinai study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of...

Britons Asked To Take Two Days Off Of Drinking Per Week
2012-01-09 11:15:28

The Science and Technology Committee of British Members of Parliament have called for Britons to refrain from consuming alcohol for at least two days of the week and consider their own weight when deciding to heavily imbibe, reports Keith Weir for Reuters. The Royal College of Physicians warned the risk of liver disease, alcohol dependence and suggested drinkers be given a ℠binge drinking limit´ — the most they should drink daily. Current guidelines, introduced in 1987,...

Binge Drinkers Likely To Pass Behavior On To Romantic Partners
2012-01-08 06:13:44

The behavior of a binge drinker is likely to influence the person with whom he or she is romantically involved, a new study by Canadian researchers has revealed. According to Robert Preidt of USA Today HealthDay, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studied 208 unmarried, heterosexual couples who saw each other at least five days each week. The researchers said that they were able to predict the likelihood that one partner would binge drink based on the behavior...

2012-01-06 23:35:00

The Last Call Program helps promote a healthy lifestyle by substantially reducing cravings for alcohol. The Last Call Program works for people with all different types of drinking habits; from people who just want to cut back a little bit, to people who have a serious problem. (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 For many people, the holiday season can be a time for overindulging. It is during the holidays that families and friends gather for large festive meals, while chocolates, sweets, and other...

2012-01-06 12:08:42

Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows. The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the...