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04.2014

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CANCER FIGHTING DUO RED WINE AND ASPIRIN

IT WOULD SEEM that red wine and aspirin perform quite the 1-2 punch when it comes to cancer.  New research suggests that the red wine compound resveratrol combined with aspirin could kill abnormal cells that lead to cancer.  The two together help to destroy “tetraploid” cells that contain multiple copies of chromosomes.  These cells cause genetic instability and have been linked to the development of cancer.  The research, led by Dr. Guido Kroemer, from the [...] Read More »

ALCOHOL AND GOUT FLARE UPS

BAD NEWS for gout sufferers who enjoy vino. New research finds that all types of alcohol, even previously exempt wine, can bring on attacks of the painful condition. “I don’t want to sound too dogmatic and say, ‘You must stop drinking’,” lead author Dr. Tuhina Neogi remarked. But, the Boston University rheumatologist said, “Based on this study, I would counsel patients that any type of alcohol may trigger an attack.” Gout is a potentially debilitating [...] Read More »

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