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How to Cut Calories Without Cutting Wine

This is the time of the year when we’re inundated with advertising that’s designed to make us feel bad about ourselves — under the guise of helping us feel better about ourselves. Oprah expounds on the benefits of Weight Watchers.

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Counting Calories? Have a Glass (or Two) of Wine

This is the time of the year when most of us start to count calories — and some of us have trouble counting that high! From tapping (okay, stealing from) the kids’ Halloween candy stash to scarfing down the Thanksgiving

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The Connection Between Wine and Health

Tomorrow is World Health Day, and there is good news on the health front for wine drinkers from Neurology Now magazine. Studies have observed that small amounts of wine increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good” cholesterol), and reduce

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Can Champagne Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

According to research conducted at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, the answer to the question posed in the above headline is: it’s possible. The University of Reading is ranked among the top 1 percent of universities in

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Dealing With Hangovers — Before and After

Wine is not a beverage that one binges on. We don’t “shoot” wine, like some consume whiskey, tequila or other potent potables. Rather, most people sip wine, or enjoy it as part of a meal. As a consequence, wine hangovers

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Advice on ‘Moderation’ from an Expert

Who better to speak to the health benefits of wine than a wine producer who also works as an emergency room doctor? Food & Wine magazine’s Ray Isle introduced us to Dr. Laura Catena — who has been called “the

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Does a Drink a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

The debate over the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol probably will never end. Readers Digest recently reported on the results of a study that focused on women and their drinking habits.

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More Good News for Red Wine Drinkers

Resveratrol. Even to a science-class-challenged “kid” like me, the word just rolls off the tongue. I’ve learned the word and learned to love it because it’s linked to the health benefits associated with the moderate consumption of wine—in particular, red

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The Hype and Facts About Resveratrol

More and more studies are showing that resveratrol, a substance found in red wine, can be beneficial for one’s health. Some have described it as an “anti-aging powerhouse.” Certainly, the results of studies involving lab rats are encouraging. But …

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New Arthritis Fighter: Wine

How much wine do you drink in a given week? A glass? Two? Three? If three was your answer, congratulations! You are at much less risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than people who do not. Here are the exact statistics, as reported in the Brit…

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