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Tag Archives: Research

• Can you stay off the booze for a month?

Can you stay off the booze for a month?

New research by the University of Sussex has found, giving up alcohol completely during January reduces harmful drinking all year round. The results of a new study have been published to coincide with the launch of the Dry January campaign, revealed that six months after completing Alcohol Concern’s annual booze-free campaign for social drinkers – […]

• Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm

Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm

The more alcohol young men drink, the lower their sperm count and quality may be, new research suggests. “Many studies have shown that excessive alcohol intake is bad for general health, but few have shown impacts on reproductive health, except at very high levels,” said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology at Stanford […]

• New Sweetener From The Agave Plant May Aid Diabetes, Weight Loss

New Sweetener From The Agave Plant May Aid Diabetes, Weight Loss

Could a new sugar substitute actually lower blood sugar and help you lose weight? That’s the tantalizing – but distant – promise of new research presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) this week. Agavins, derived from the agave plant that’s used to make tequila, were found in mouse studies to trigger insulin production and […]

• Counterintuitive? Kids with better verbal skills start drinking early

Counterintuitive? Kids with better verbal skills start drinking early

Finnish researchers find that children with better cognitive and verbal abilities are more likely to begin drinking early. Early drinking in teenagers may be widely discouraged, but surprising new research has found that kids with better verbal and cognitive abilities are more likely to hit the sauce earlier than their less-bright peers. A Finnish study […]

• Sorry. NO red wine health benefits if you’re overweight :(

Sorry. NO red wine health benefits if you’re overweight :(

Previous studies suggested that active compound, resveratrol, in red wine helps prevent heart disease But new Danish research shows that being overweight blocks all potential health benefit It’s been touted as a cure-all for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and even hearing loss, but the miraculous health benefits of red wine cannot be reaped if you […]

• More good health news about BEER!

More good health news about BEER!

Drink to your health! A new study reveals beer can have positive health effects on diabetes, inflammation and even forms of cancer. The University of Washington has announced that “researchers employing a century-old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones … that give beer its distinctive flavor.” Now, if this were us doing the research, and we were inspecting […]

• ‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

Many young people knock back a few drinks before going out to a bar, a practice sometimes called “predrinking” or “frontloading.” But a new study finds that they consume nearly twice as much alcohol as others and have more unfortunate incidents such as blackouts. The research, conducted in Switzerland, adds to existing knowledge about the […]

• Why Alcohol Makes You Feel Sexy. Uh huh.

Why Alcohol Makes You Feel Sexy. Uh huh.

Research shows that alcohol makes us think we are more attractive than we really are. Photo: Without alcohol. With alcohol. French, US and Dutch researchers believe that memories of glamorous film stars drinking alcohol leads us to associate drinking with attractiveness. The finding comes from researchers who asked 19 men and women drinking in a French bar […]

• Oh no! Say it ain’t so. Red wine researcher published fake data

Oh no! Say it ain’t so. Red wine researcher published fake data

Are studies tying red wine to health benefits nothing more than wishful thinking? Some red wine studies may soon be called into question following a report that a top researcher at the University of Connecticut falsified data on more than 100 occasions. UConn officials conducted an internal review into the work of Dr. Dipak K. […]

• Beer as health drink? A brew a day keeps the doctor away

Beer as health drink? A brew a day keeps the doctor away

Researchers found that people who drank about a pint a day had a 31% reduced risk of heart disease. It’s well known that red wine can benefit your heart but a new study announced last week touts the health benefits of beer. Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the study is an analysis of […]

• Moderate wine drinking may help promote weight loss

Moderate wine drinking may help promote weight loss

Drinking just a glass of wine a day may actually help weight loss, researchers now believe. In a study that will raise the spirits of anyone driven to stick to soft drinks for the sake of their waistline, academics say previous assumptions about a link between alcohol and obesity have been inaccurate. Their analysis of […]

• Scientists develop faster method to identify genuine Scotch whisky

Scientists develop faster method to identify genuine Scotch whisky

  Researchers at University of Strathclyde’s Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry have devised new and quicker way to make out authentic Scotch whisky brands from fake ones.   These new methods compare the content of whisky samples to determine if they are the whisky as mentioned on the label or a me-too brand. The […]

• Glass of red wine a day helps regulate diabetes

Glass of red wine a day helps regulate diabetes

A new study found that the drink contains high concentrations of chemicals that help the body regulate levels of sugar in the blood. Just a small glass of red contained as many of these active ingredients as a daily dose of an anti-diabetic drug, the researchers found. Although the study didn’t look at the effects […]

• Study Provides Insight Into Marketing "Green Wine"

Marketing “Green Wine”: New Study Provides Insight to Encourage Consumers to Buy Organic and Eco-Friendly Wines

• UC Davis Winemaking School Goes LEED Platinum

UC Davis Winemaking School Goes LEED Platinum

On a recent weekday morning in October, a wine-production class is in full swing at the University of California at Davis. A group of students and their professor meet in a sunlit, glass-walled classroom, before moving into the adjacent fermentation hall to check the progress of grapes they crushed a few weeks ago, now fermenting […]