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02.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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LIFE-SAVING LIQUOR, FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS

When it comes to unique life-saving techniques, the use of alcohol does not typically come to mind. But when Ronald Aldom from Portishead, England developed ventricular tachychardia (an unusual heart rhythm) doctors decided to treat it a little unconventionally. Doctors gave a shot of neat alcohol, or pure ethanol, via a catheter through the blood vessel in the groin that connects to the heart. For Aldom, 77, the ethanol triggered a “controlled heart attack,” and [...] Read More »

THE SKINNY ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

Looking to shed some weight in this New Year? Here’s an additional incentive. A new study has found that moderate alcohol consumption may only be beneficial for your heart if you are thin. Scientists at Australia’s Curtin University have discovered that if you are overweight, rather than boosting your heart’s health, moderate alcohol consumption may actually put it at risk. Dr. Tim Lobstein and Professor Mike Daube acknowledged that previous studies show that a little [...] Read More »

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