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02.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THIRSTY MONKEYS AND OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

WHAT CAN we learn from observing the alcohol consumption patterns of monkeys? Apparently, quite a bit. The latest study investigating the effects of drinking alcohol on our health suggests that moderate consumption can boost our immune system. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, trained 12 rhesus monkeys to consume alcohol of their own accord. The team vaccinated the primates against small pox and then allowed them access to either a 4 percent ethanol solution [...] Read More »

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