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11.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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AN ABOUT FACE: NOW WINE is FINE . . .

Several months ago, France caused a tidal wave in the wine world when the health ministry’s National Cancer Institute (INCA) released a study warning that even small daily amounts of wine significantly increased a person’s risk of developing cancer, and for certain types by as much as 168%.  But in a complete about-face, France’s most senior health body has ruled in favor of moderate wine drinking.  The High Council for Public Health (HCSP) has officially [...] Read More »

NIX the NIGHTCAP?

For many, having a nightcap is a calming way to end a hectic day. But those nightcaps might actually do more damage than good in the long run. According to a recently released study reported on by science daily, alcohol use can disrupt the body’s natural clock and sleeping patterns for days after consumption ends. Scientists studied hamsters which were given doses of alcohol. They found that drinking affects the “master clock” in the brain [...] Read More »

A LITTLE RED to HELP the SKIN

Radiation is a vital part of many cancer treatments. Unfortunately, one of its side effects can be radiation-induced skin toxicity. But there is encouraging news and it involves sipping a little red. A new study of women with breast cancer found that drinking red wine can help limit the toxic effects of radiation therapy. It’s already known that some wine components, specifically polyphenols and tannins, may protect against the harmful effects of radiation. In the [...] Read More »

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