Numerous studies have shown that the moderate consumption of
red wine can help prevent heart disease, heart attacks and
According to research at the University of
Missouri, indications are that red wine also could protect against
common food-borne diseases such as E. coli and Listeria.
Drinking alcohol while pregnant has never been encouraged by the medical community.
In fact, doctors have long advised their "with child" patients to abstain until after the child is born.
So the results of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health are sure to generate plenty of debate...
Some people don't drink wine because they experience allergy-like reactions when they do.
For many years, the main culprit was thought to be sulfites, which are sulfur-containing substances that occur naturally in the wine and that some vintners add as a means of preventing spoilage.
It turns out that of the 8 percent of people who experience wine-related allergy symptoms, only one in eight of those folks is reacting to sulfur...
Most folks would agree that hot dogs are not that good for you.
They're loaded with nitrates, and nitrates have been linked to cancer.
But when you top your dog with sauerkraut, the harmful effects of the "meat" are mitigated to some degree...
Should wine labels be required to include nutritional information?
It's an ongoing debate, with many people in the wine industry opposed to the idea, even as the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau works on a revised set of rules.
The opposition is based mainly on the amount of work that would be involved to include the information. Wineries already have to jump through hoops...
Remember the TV series "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"?
Host Robin Leach would take viewers inside the homes of celebrities and other highly compensated people so they could demonstrate, in essence, how to spend money.
If we're remembering Leach's signature sign-off correctly, he would end each program by...
There is a general belief among dieters that wine is fattening.
It's not that our favorite adult beverage is soaked with saturated
fat or anything like that. The calories in wine come from the alcohol
and, to a lesser extent, any remaining sugars following the
Yes, those calories would add up if one were to go overboard in
their consumption. But the same thing holds true for soda pop. As with
all things involving diet, the one word...
Scientists and dieticians have long advocated the consumption of an apple a day - you know, to keep the doctor away.
Now, there appears to be solid evidence that a glass of wine per day may help combat Alzheimer's Disease.
According to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the benefit seems
to come not from a large single dose - a practice doctors often embrace
when trying to fight a specific disease or condition - but rather...
Doctors are always wary about encouraging people to drink because,
when alcohol is abused, it can have numerous harmful effects on one's
So when a group of doctors actually give the green light to the moderate consumption of wine, it's a big deal.
And so it was when doctors at the world-famous Mayo Clinic
acknowledged that there is something in wine - specifically, red wine -
that seems to...
Earlier this year, France's High Council for Public Health warned
the French people that drinking any kind of alcohol in any amount
represented a serious health risk.
Now, the Council has backed away from that stance, in effect "disowning" the study upon which the advice was based.
In the initial report, cancer was pinpointed as the most likely result...