WINE, PREGNANCY AND GOOD HEALTH
Drinking while pregnant has not been advocated by the medical community (although many OBs will say a glass here and there is ok). But, a Danish study has found that drinking a small amount of wine during pregnancy is linked with other healthy behaviors like exercising and maintaining a healthy weight, suggesting there are other factors to consider on whether drinking is acceptable for pregnant women. The study involved 63,OOO pregnant women in Denmark. Women [...] Read More »
IS ALCOHOL THE SECRETTO STAYING THIN?
WELL THAT CERTAINLY SOUNDS too good to be true! With its empty calories, alcohol has long been identified as an easy scapegoat for weight gain. However, there is a wealth of medical evidence that would support the conclusion that alcohol can be good for maintaining a healthy weight. A new book, THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT BOOZE, by science writer Tony Edwards, examines this premise. According to Edwards’ book, there is a fair amount of evidence [...] Read More »
A LITTLE ARSENIC IN YOUR COCKTAIL?
HERE’S SOMETHING sure to make you cringe: White wine, beer and Brussels sprouts can be major sources of the toxic metal arsenic in people’s diets, according to a new study published in the November issue of NUTRITION JOURNAL. Researchers analyzed the diets of 852 people in New Hampshire, and the levels of arsenic in their toenails, which show long-term exposure to the chemical. Of the 12O foods the researchers looked at, four turned out to [...] Read More »
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