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Wine Study Reveals Daily Half of Glass Will Boost Life Expectancy

I’m sure this “study” will come as quite a subdued shocker to many of you who already knew that Red Wine and Cardiovascular health were intermingled in one way, shape or form. My father is definitely one of those people, but now, when people ask him and individuals like him about why he drinks half a glass of red wine a day, he now has a study to point to. From a research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, using a case of 1,373 randomly selected men over the course of 40 years, have revealed that of the group, those men who only drank wine (and less than half a glass of it a day), “lived around 2.5 years longer than those who drank beer and spirits, and almost five years longer than those who drank no alcohol at all” (physorg.com). For those who are in high spirits, remember with any substance, moderation is key! Without further ado, who’s down for some Sangria?!

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New Research Links Fast Food to Alzheimer's

Though not exactly pro-food, news of a 9-month research initiative from Swedish scientists have made claims that excessive fast food consumption may have a positive connection to Alzheimer’s. The researchers examined the brains of mice to conclude:

We now suspect that a high intake of fat and cholesterol in combination with genetic factors … can adversely affect several brain substances, which can be a contributory factor in the development of Alzheimer’s.

Though the research and results are fairly fresh, this is just one of those of periodic reminders to eat with moderation. For more information on this research, feel free to follow through to the Reuters article. Eat on!