THE “NEW” ANCIENT HANGOVER REMEDY
Has the ultimate cure for a hangover been under our noses all this time? UCLA researchers have found a compound that can seemingly counteract the effects of alcohol. While it’s new to modern science, some cultures have actually known about it for over 13OO years. The team, led by molecular pharmacologist Jing Liang, looked to ancient herbal remedies for inspiration in their study, published in the January issue of the journal of neuroscience, and [...] Read More »
IS A TINY TIPPLE THE SECRET TO LONG LIFE?
It seems more and more likely that the legendary Fountain of Youth must be flowing with alcohol of some kind. According to research from a team of UCLA biochemists, minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently as a model in aging studies. The scientists said they find their discovery difficult [...] Read More »
THE BEER+HEALTH TOP 1O
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes lots of beer drinking. And while too much of anything is never advised, recent research shows that beer can also be good for what ails you, from reducing risk for broken bones to helping warding off diabetes and mental decline. It can even increase longevity, a large study suggests. However, the key to tapping into beer’s benefits is moderation, meaning one 12-ounce [...] Read More »
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