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09.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A DRINK to KEEP YOU ALERT?

In general, having a drink or two a day is widely accepted as having moderate health benefits. But could it actually help retain cognitive function? New research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that moderate alcohol intake offers long-term cognitive protection and reduces the risk of dementia in older adults. The study was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association 2OO9 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), in Vienna on July 13. While other [...] Read More »

MORE BENEFITS to MODERATE DRINKING

It’s a modern day version of the chicken and the egg question: do moderate drinkers live longer because they are a healthier demographic in general or does light consumption actually add to longevity? A new study has found that moderate drinkers are wealthier, more educated and less likely to be disabled than teetotalers. These findings explain some, but not all, of the associations between moderate alcohol consumption and longer life. Dr. Sei J. Lee of [...] Read More »

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