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Wine May Lessen Radiation Therapy Side Effects

Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer see benefits from moderate drinking

Posted: July 22, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Recent Research Bolsters Red-Wine Compound's Health Potential

New studies on resveratrol are largely positive; questions remain

Posted: July 6, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Wine May Prevent Gallstones

A glass or two per day can lessen the risk of painful condition in gallbladder

Posted: June 12, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Higher Taxes On Wine May Result From Health-Care Reform

Senate committee proposes higher excise taxes on alcohol; one of several ideas on table

Posted: June 9, 2009  By Mitch Frank

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Wine Not a Risk Factor for Throat Cancer

Drinking wine in moderation may reduce the risk of some forms of esophageal cancer

Posted: June 3, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Long-Term Wine Drinking Linked to Low Lymphoma Death Rates

Moderate wine consumption extends life of female patients in Yale study

Posted: May 8, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Wine-Drinking Men Enjoy Longer Lives

Scientists in the Netherlands follow men for 40 years and report that wine drinkers live five years longer

Posted: May 1, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Wine Chemicals Show Cancer-Fighting Potential

Two studies find polyphenols kill cancer cells in the lab; impact in the body remains unproven

Posted: April 24, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Is Drinking Wine a Breast Cancer Risk?

Two new studies say it is; questions remain about the impact of drinking patterns on results

Posted: April 21, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Controversial Cancer Pamphlet Angers French Wine Industry

Health Ministry research claims that a single glass of alcohol a day is dangerous; critics call it biased

Posted: April 15, 2009  By Diana Macle

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Wine May Protect Against Throat Cancer

Study finds that a glass or two a day lowers risk by more than half

Posted: March 2, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Study Links Light-to-Moderate Drinking to Certain Cancers in Middle-Aged Women

Research shows increased risk with each serving; other scientists raise questions and call for further study

Posted: February 26, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Levels of Erectile Dysfunction

Study finds hard evidence that responsible alcohol consumption does not cause impotency

Posted: February 3, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Bartender, a Glass of Medicine, Please

Wineries are developing wines dosed with high amounts of resveratrol. But is this sound science?

Posted: January 20, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Grape Seed Extracts Show Promise Against Leukemia, Obesity

Two studies find red-wine compounds perform powerful tasks; debate rages over whether supplements or wine offer best results

Posted: January 14, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Wine, Tea and Chocolate Improve Mental Performance

Scientists find that a diet rich in all three works best for elderly study participants

Posted: January 8, 2009  By Jacob Gaffney

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Drinking Wine Linked to Better Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Novel mechanism triggered by wine consumption creates healthy fats

Posted: December 30, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

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Researchers Look to Red-Wine Compounds for Alzheimer's Cure

Polyphenols, including resveratrol, can control proteins that build up in brain cells and inflict damage; more research needed

Posted: December 15, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

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Health Research Looks to Grapes

Scientists hope to unlock the potential of compounds found in grapes and wine

Posted: November 25, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

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Red-Wine Compound May Protect Liver

Resveratrol appears to control enzymes that regulate fat metabolism in mice

Posted: November 14, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

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