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05.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A DIETER’S DELIGHT! WELL, ONLY FOR WOMEN

Female dieters take heart: consuming alcohol could help keep the weight off. How’s that for a paradox? While there may be many harmful effects of alcohol, weight gain among light drinkers appears to be not one of them. According to a new study reported in the archives of internal medicine, women of normal weight who drank a moderate amount of alcohol, particularly red wine, were less likely to gain weight than women who didn’t drink [...] Read More »

COULD A COCKTAIL HELP AN AILING HEART?

Who needs oatmeal? A new study has concluded that regular and moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial for people who had a previous heart attack or other ischemic vascular events. The study, which was performed by the Research Laboratories at the Catholic University of Campobasso, Italy, claimed that moderate consumption (1 to 2 drinks a day) significantly reduces the risk of death from any cause in those who already suffered from ischemic vascular disease. The research, [...] Read More »

ALCOHOL UPS PROSTRATE CANCER RISK

Moderate consumption may indeed be good for various parts of the body but the prostate doesn’t seem to benefit. A new study led by Lionel L. Bañez, MD, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and colleagues suggests that drinking alcoholic beverages may increase prostate cancer dramatically. The study, which was presented at the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, showed that men who had three alcoholic drinks regularly each week were 2.46 times as likely as [...] Read More »

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