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• Impossible!! French workers face ban on wine at work

Impossible!! French workers face ban on wine at work

French workers can for the first time be forbidden from drinking wine in the workplace by their employers after an historic labour ministry ruling. This age-old custom in French working life has until now been mandated by law, with the now-defunct ‘Work Code’ stipulating that employers could not ban beer, cider and wine from workplace canteens and social […]

• Study: Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline

Study: Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline

Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey or scotch was linked to the fastest rates of […]

• Wine Makes Sperm Stronger & Other Unexpected Food & Drink Studies

Wine Makes Sperm Stronger & Other Unexpected Food & Drink Studies

Hey guys, wine is not just for the ladies! Men may want to guzzle up more reds and whites after hearing this news: Drinking wine makes sperm stronger. According to a new study, the average modern man has some sperm problems, what with the heavy caffeine intake, tight-fitting boxer briefs (bummer), and being stressed out […]

• Middle-aged Drinkers More Unsteady After Booze

Middle-aged Drinkers More Unsteady After Booze

MIDDLE-aged drinkers are more likely to be unsteady on their feet than boozing youngsters. A US study using lab rats also established heavy drinking pensioners are more likely to have falls and forget to take their medicine. Study co-author Jim Diaz-Granado said: “It’s reasonable to suspect a significant interaction exists between age-related and alcohol-induced effects […]

• 101-year-old woman says four drinks a day keep the doctor away

101-year-old woman says four drinks a day keep the doctor away

Our new hero is a Staten Island woman who just turned 101 and whose recipe for longevity includes booze, booze and more booze. Meet Nancy Lamperti, who was born in 1912 in Oppido Mamertina, Italy, and came to the U.S. in 1927. Her diet each day includes four alcoholic drinks: two glasses of Paisano wine […]

• Top 10 Alcohol Health Claims

Top 10 Alcohol Health Claims

Study after study claims to find new health benefits for wine, beer or spirits, so we have rounded up the best alcohol related health claims. There are many “ alcohol is good for your health” headlines. In some instances alcohol is seen as a miracle cure that can ward off everything from heart disease to dementia. It’s […]

Study: Just thinking about wine relaxes you

Study: Just thinking about wine relaxes you

Positive thinking is so powerful that just the thought of a glass of wine could be enough to help you relax, scientists have claimed. According to researchers, people are so suggestive that simply believing an alcoholic drink will make us feel better or socialise more easily at a party will greatly raise the chance of […]

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• Are There Health Benefits To Beer? Happily, Plenty.

Are There Health Benefits To Beer? Happily, Plenty.

As a doctor, I get a lot of questions from patients in my practice and in my email inbox. Here’s one that was sent to me recently by a viewer: Dr. Manny, are there any health benefits to drinking beer? Which beers are the ‘healthiest’? – Brian Well, Brian, this is what I have to […]

• Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?

Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?

  This might just be the best excuse for heavy drinking we’ve ever heard.   Scientists may start recommending red wine consumption to defend against radiation exposure, the Telegraph reports. The natural antioxidant found in red wine, resveratol, may protect cells from damage. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team believes that administering resveratol […]

• Can alcoholic drinks help you lose weight?

Can alcoholic drinks help you lose weight?

Can alcoholic drinks blow your attempt to slim down—or strangely, could they actually help you lose the weight. Alcohol and your weight have a tricky relationship. So tricky, in fact, that experts have had a tough time nailing down exactly why some women wind up with a beer gut (or butt) while others drink daily […]

• French wine consumption drops by three billion bottles

French wine consumption drops by three billion bottles

French wine consumption has dropped by three billion bottles to just four billion – the equivalent of one bottle per adult each week – in two generations. Researchers fear the culture of wine drinking is being lost in France, with younger generations less likely to savour a bottle over food and more prone to drink […]

• Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence. The Brazil Wine Market Landscape Report found that Brazil’s buoyant economy has created a new middle class and there is now around 18 million people that drink imported wine at least twice a year. According to […]

• Damn. Resveratrol Science Hits a Wall. Whatever, Keep On Drinking…Red Wine

Damn. Resveratrol Science Hits a Wall. Whatever, Keep On Drinking…Red Wine

An in-depth analysis shows the red-wine chemical has medical potential but is no fountain of youth. A leading researcher’s review of more than a hundred studies of resveratrol, the red-wine compound that has spurred millions of dollars of investment by pharmaceutical and nutritional companies, raises more questions than it answers. According to the study, there […]

• Does the World Have a Drinking Problem?

Does the World Have a Drinking Problem?

Kids’ drinking is on the rise, a third of all booze is black market, and nearly half of us have never touched a drink. David Sessions digs into a new report on global alcohol consumption from the World Health Organization and finds some stunning statistics. 1. Nearly Half of Us Have Never Had a Drink […]

• Canada’s wine consumption growing 6 times faster than world average

Canada’s wine consumption growing 6 times faster than world average

World’s fifth biggest importer by volume, British report says. Canada’s wine consumption is growing six times faster than the world average, a new report has found. The study was conducted by British research firm ISWR for Vinexpo, the biennial international wine and spirits trade show held in Bordeaux, France. Researchers examined worldwide wine consumption trends […]