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  • China Drinks the Most Red Wine in the World: Report

    01/30/2014 9:36:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    More than even Italy or France, China guzzled almost 2 billion bottles of red wine last year. Red wine consumption has skyrocketed in the country since 2007, partially because the color red signals good fortune, experts say.China has surpassed France and Italy to become the biggest consumer of red wine in the world. According to a joint report out of Vinexpo and The International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR), Chinese oenophiles tipped back the equivalent of 1.865 billion bottles last year (or 155 million 9-liter cases).
  • A New Reason Why Red Meat, and Some Energy Drinks, May Be Bad for Our Heart

    04/09/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 59 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 April 2013 | Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    Our guts are awash in bacteria, and now a new study fingers them as culprits in heart disease. A complicated dance between the microbes and a component of red meat could help explain how the food might cause atherosclerosis. The work also has implications for certain energy drinks and energy supplements, which contain the same nutrient that these bacteria like chasing after. Red meat is considered bad news when it comes to heart health, although studies aren't consistent about how much can hurt and whether it always does. Furthermore, it's not clear which components of meat are doing harm. Various...
  • Pill to live to 150

    03/10/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/10/2013 | Stephen Adams,
    The drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wine, an organic chemical believed to have an anti-aging effect, by boosting activity of a protein called SIRT1. GSK, the pharmaceutical firm, is testing them on people with particular medical conditions, namely Type II diabetes and psoriasis, a serious skin condition. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard University, said aging might not actually be an "irreversible affliction". He said: “Now we are looking at whether there are benefits for those who are already healthy. "Things there are also looking promising. We're finding that aging isn't the irreversible affliction that...
  • Red-Wine Researcher Charged With 'Photoshop' Fraud (Accused Dr. blames "racial hatred" )

    01/13/2012 3:21:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Medscape Medical News ^ | January 13, 2011 | Robert Lowes
    Red-Wine Researcher Charged With 'Photoshop' Fraud Robert Lowes   January 13, 2012 — A University of Connecticut researcher known for touting the health benefits of red wine is guilty of 145 counts offabricating and falsifying data with image-editing software, according to a 3-year university investigation made public Wednesday. The researcher, Dipak K. Das, PhD, is a director of the university's Cardiovascular Research Center (CRC) and a professor in the Department of Surgery. The university stated in a press release thatit has frozen all externally funded research in Dr. Das's lab and turned down $890,000 in federal research grants awarded to him....
  • Red Wine Researcher Accused of Falsifying Data on Health Benefits

    01/11/2012 8:07:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/11/12 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – A University of Connecticut researcher known for his work on red wine's benefits to cardiovascular health falsified his data in more than 100 instances, university officials said Wednesday. UConn officials said nearly a dozen scientific journals are being warned of the potential problems after publishing his studies in recent years. The researcher, Dr. Dipak Das, did some studies of resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine that has shown potential for promoting health. But Dr. Nir Barzilai, whose research team conducts resveratrol research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, told The Associated Press that...
  • Red wine: Exercise in a bottle?

    07/02/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT · by Clairity · 10 replies
    e-Science News ^ | June 30, 2011 | e-Science News
    As strange as it sounds, a new research study published in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), suggests that the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, resveratrol, may prevent the negative effects that spaceflight and sedentary lifestyles have on people. The report describes experiments in rats that simulated the weightlessness of spaceflight, during which the group fed resveratrol did not develop insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density, as did those who were not fed resveratrol. This study also suggests that resveratrol may be able to prevent the deleterious consequences of sedentary behaviors in humans.
  • Red wine: Exercise in a bottle?

    06/30/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies
    New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a daily intake of resveratrol prevents the ill effects of simulated weightlessness on muscle and bone metabolism Bethesda, MD—As strange as it sounds, a new research study published in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), suggests that the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, resveratrol, may prevent the negative effects that spaceflight and sedentary lifestyles have on people. The report describes experiments in rats that simulated the weightlessness of spaceflight, during which the group fed resveratrol did not develop insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density, as did those who were not fed...
  • Synthesising red wine's overlooked chemical secrets

    06/22/2011 6:25:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 22 June 2011 | Simon Hadlington
    US chemists have discovered how to selectively synthesise a wide range of natural polyphenol compounds based on resveratrol, a stilbenoid consisting of three phenols on two aromatic rings linked by a short hydrocarbon chain. Controlled synthesis of these compounds will allow researchers to probe their possible health benefits.Resveratrol and its many derivatives are present in the skin of grapes, for example, and are thought to be responsible for some of the apparent health benefits of red wine. These health benefits may help to explain the 'French paradox' - a low incidence of coronary heart disease in the population, despite a...
  • Red Wine Fights Radiation Better than Iodine

    03/15/2011 6:55:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Standard News ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | Rayna Tosheva
    Have red wine instead of iodine solutions to curb the effects of radiation. This is the advice of Bulgarian scholars as a response to the panic stirred after the explosions in the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima. Although the explosions in Japan happened at quite a distance from Bulgaria, thousands of Bulgarians stormed into drug stores to buy iodine supplements. This is dangerous as it could damage the thyroid gland, the Bulgarian Ministry of Health alarmed. Red wine consumption is by far a more potent barrier to radiation because of its high tannin concentration, Prof Donka Baykova, deputy chair of...
  • Obamas hit Spanish beach, with help from police (Michelle Antoinette rested in hut)

    08/06/2010 5:49:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 107 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010
    ESTEPONA, Spain — Spanish police have cleared off a stretch of beach for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha to relax by the Mediterranean after a busy day of sightseeing. Police used palm trees Friday to mark off the boundaries of a 100-meter (100-yard) expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked. As the first lady rested inside a canvas hut ...
  • Ingredient in red wine may prevent some blinding diseases

    06/25/2010 3:32:06 AM PDT · by decimon · 9 replies
    Washington University in St. Louis ^ | June 24, 2010 | Jim Dryden
    Resveratrol — found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants — stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The discovery has implications for preserving vision in blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 50. The formation of new blood vessels, called angiogenesis, also plays a key role in certain cancers and in atherosclerosis. Conducting experiments in mouse retinas, the researchers found that resveratrol can inhibit angiogenesis. Another surprise was the pathway through...
  • Red wine and dark chocolate cancer killers: researcher

    02/11/2010 11:13:27 AM PST · by decimon · 44 replies · 1,044+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | Unknown
    LONG BEACH, California (AFP) – Cabernet and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to research presented here Wednesday. Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li said at a prestigious TED Conference. "We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities," Li said. "What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day." The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumors, starving them to death.
  • If red wine's good, are resveratrol pills even better?

    07/12/2009 6:06:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1,296+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/12/2009 | Melissa Healy
    In August 2003, when scientists first revealed the life-extending powers of trans-3,4,'5-trihydroxystilbene-- also known as resveratrol -- its earthly form had all the allure of an apple in the garden of Eden. Ruby red, delicately fragrant, shapely in a rounded nest of glass, red wine can deliver as much as 1.5 milligrams of the plant compound resveratrol per four-ounce serving. At concentrations present in a person's blood after two glasses of red wine, resveratrol has been found to suppress the formation of blood clots and boost the efficiency of immune system cells. Much larger doses of resveratrol increase the life...
  • 12 Guilty Pleasures That Are Actually Good For You

    07/06/2009 11:22:11 PM PDT · by Windflier · 7 replies · 773+ views
    Elle ^ | June 22, 2009 | Jeryl Brunner
    Everything Bad Is Good for You Don’t swear off stress—or chocolate or booze or tanning the natural way—just yet By Jeryl Brunner Turns out, your guilty pleasures (red wine, video games) may not be so guilty after all. And those pesky side effects of being an adult—stress, anyone?—can actually benefit you too. Read on to learn the positives of your seemingly negative habits. http://www.elle.com/Living/Society-Culture/Everything-Bad-Is-Good-for-You
  • Red wine ingredient is a 'wonderdrug'

    06/12/2009 10:08:13 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 112 replies · 3,518+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 12, 2009 | Richard Alleyne
    An ingredient of red wine really is a 'wonderdrug', claim scientists, after research suggested it kills cancer cells and protects the heart and brain from damage. Researchers claim moderate drinking of red wine appears to reduce "all causes of mortality" and protects people from age-related disorders such as dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure. They said that the key ingredient appears to be resveratrol which in small doses acts as an antioxidant protecting organs but in larger quantities kills dangerous cancer cells. "The breadth of benefits is remarkable – cancer prevention, protection of the heart and brain from damage, reducing...
  • Grape Seed Extract Kills Cancer Cells In Lab (Leukemia cells made to commit suicide)

    01/01/2009 4:55:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1,598+ views
    Medicine News Today ^ | Dec 31, 2008
    A team of scientists from the US and China have discovered that grape-seed extract kills laboratory leukemia cells by making them commit suicide, thus showing the potential value of natural compounds in the treatment of cancer. The study was the work of lead author, Dr Xianglin Shi, professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky and colleagues and is published online in the 1 January 2009 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. A number of studies have already revealed that eating fruit and vegetables helps to prevent cancer,...
  • New Hints Seen That Red Wine May Slow Aging

    06/04/2008 12:29:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 184+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human lifespan, researchers say in a new report that is likely to give impetus to the rapidly growing search for longevity drugs. The study is based on dosing mice with resveratrol, an ingredient of some red wines. Some scientists are already taking resveratrol in capsule form, but others believe it is far too early to take the drug, especially using wine as its source, until there is better data on its safety and effectiveness. The report is part of a new wave of interest in drugs that may...
  • Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills Cancer

    03/27/2008 2:59:29 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,814+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-27-2008 | University of Rochester Medical Center
    Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills CancerA natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells. (Credit: iStockphoto) ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2008) — Rochester researchers showed for the first time that a natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by reaching to the cell's core energy source, or mitochondria, and crippling its function. The new study also showed that when the pancreatic cancer cells were doubly assaulted -- pre-treated with the antioxidant, resveratrol, and irradiated -- the combination induced a type of cell death called...
  • (Aussie) Wine exports $2.8bn in 2005/6

    01/29/2007 12:32:49 AM PST · by Dundee · 19 replies · 428+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 29, 2007
    THE value of Australia's wine exports rose to $2.8 billion in 2005/06, new figures show. The 2 per cent increase on the previous year comes as more Australian wine than ever is consumed locally and overseas. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today showed 722 million litres of wine was exported in 2005/06 - eight per cent more than the previous year. ... The United Kingdom imported $946 million worth of Australian wine, some 36 per cent of the overall export market. The next largest export targets were the US ($864 million) and Canada ($246 million), the ABS...
  • Resveratrol may have anti-flu activity

    05/25/2005 10:01:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 667+ views
    ABC News & Reuters ^ | May 24, 2005
    May 24, 2005 — NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, blocks replication of the influenza virus in cell culture and in animals, Italian researchers report. "Resveratrol merits further investigation as a potential weapon for combating the growing threat of influenza," Dr. Anna Teresa Palamara of the Institute of Microbiology in Rome and colleagues conclude. In cell culture experiments, resveratrol prevented influenza from replicating. Study: Cigarette Smoke May Harm Fertility Big Guns: When Cops Use Steroids Study: Bypass Better for Clogged Arteries Resveratrol treatment had the greatest effect when administered 3 hours after exposure to...
  • Red wine 'may help to stop teeth falling out'

    03/10/2006 6:55:52 PM PST · by indcons · 13 replies · 319+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 11-Mar-06 | LYNDSAY MOSS
    RED wine could hold the key to preventing and treating serious gum disease, research suggests. Components found in the tipple, called polyphenols, were found to target molecules which attack cells causing periodontal disease. This affects the gums and the bone that surrounds and supports teeth, often causing teeth to move and fall out. Around 15 per cent of those aged 21 to 50 suffer from periodontitis, rising to 65 per cent of those over 50. Scientists in Quebec, Canada, suggest the polyphenols in red wine could be harnessed to tackle this disease. However, people should not rush for the wine...
  • Compound In Wine Reduces Levels Of Alzheimer's Disease-causing Peptides

    11/05/2005 2:30:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 1,271+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2005-11-04
    A study published in the November 11 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine, lowers the levels of the amyloid-beta peptides which cause the telltale senile plaques of Alzheimer's disease. "Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol occurring in abundance in several plants, including grapes, berries and peanuts," explains study author Philippe Marambaud. "The polyphenol is found in high concentrations in red wines. The highest concentration of resveratrol has been reported in wines prepared from Pinot Noir grapes. Generally, white wines contain 1% to 5% of the resveratrol content present in...
  • King Tut Drank Red Wine, Researcher Says

    10/26/2005 3:39:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 994+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | JENN WIANT - ap
    LONDON - King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jane told reporters Wednesday at the British Museum that she made her discovery after inventing a process that gave archaeologists a tool to discover the color of ancient wine. "This is the first time someone has found an ancient red wine," she said. Wine bottles from King Tut's time were labeled with the name of the product, the year of harvest, the source and the vine grower, Guasch-Jane said, but did not include the color...
  • Longevity Uncorked? [antiaging effect of red wine]

    07/02/2004 3:47:00 PM PDT · by aculeus · 87 replies · 2,439+ views
    Betterhumans ^ | 6/28/2004 | By Shannon Klie
    Resveratrol may be the first real antiaging drug, but don't drink to your health just yet It seems too good to be true: A drug that would let you eat all the bread, cheese, cream sauce and red meat you wanted without risking coronary disease, while at the same time decreasing insulin levels, decreasing blood pressure, increasing good cholesterol and extending your lifespan to a degree normally achieved through strict dieting. Welcome to the promises of resveratrol, a compound in red wine that first gained recognition for its role in the French Paradox—the fact that the fatty food-consuming French have...
  • Take heart, red wine still best for coronary health

    02/20/2004 5:58:22 PM PST · by mylife · 62 replies · 1,488+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | 2/21/04 | Andy Ho
    Take heart, red wine still best for coronary health By Andy Ho SCIENCE MONITOR HOW much red wine is good for the heart? The French people have a low incidence of heart disease despite a relatively high fat diet. Scientists speculate that this might have something to do with their habit of quaffing lots of red wine. In fact, by the early 1990s, a chemical found in wine called resveratrol had been identified as possibly the molecule doing the trick. To date, a lot of animal experiments indicate that resveratrol combats 'bad' cholesterol which damages the heart. Specifically, it quenches...
  • Now Red Wine Is Even Better! Kills Bacteria In Body

    01/09/2004 1:35:51 PM PST · by truthandlife · 163 replies · 804+ views
    This is London ^ | 12/8/04 | Chris Millar
    For wine lovers everywhere there is now another good excuse to reach for the corkscrew. It emerged today that scientists have discovered one more reason why a glass or two of your favourite Merlot could be beneficial to your health. Look here too! • Bargain prices on red • Coffee: A cup of goodness? It is already known that wine can reduce the risk of heart disease by thinning the blood and preventing dangerous clots. Now researchers have found that red wine acts as an antibiotic in the body, killing potentially fatal bacteria. They tested the effects of ingredients of...
  • Red Wine Molecule Shown to Extend Life

    09/09/2003 5:33:36 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 2 replies · 219+ views
    RealAge ^ | 9.9.03 | Greg Frost
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers have known for years that cutting calories can prolong life in everything from yeast cells to mammals. But an easier way to live longer may be as simple as turning a corkscrew. Molecules found in red wine, peanuts and other products of the plant world have for the first time been shown to mimic the life-extending effects of calorie restriction, a finding that could help researchers develop drugs that lengthen life and prevent or treat aging-related diseases. Researchers said on Sunday that one of the molecules, a compound known as resveratrol, was shown in a study...
  • Red Wine Good for Smokers, Scientists Find

    08/31/2003 6:37:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 867+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-31-03 | Anon. Reuters Health Stringer
    VIENNA (Reuters) - If you must smoke, at least make sure you have a glass of red wine in the other hand. Researchers said Sunday there were enough beneficial chemicals in two glasses of red wine to suspend the harmful effect that smoking one cigarette has on the functioning of arteries. That does not prove regular red wine drinking can counteract the harm of chronic smoking, John Lekakis and Christos Papamichael of University Hospital in Athens told the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. But the finding does suggest that red wine -- long seen as good for...
  • Red wine molecule shown to extend life - US study

    08/24/2003 11:35:49 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 40 replies · 529+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 24, 2003 | Greg Frost
    BOSTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Researchers have known for years that cutting calories can prolong life in everything from yeast cells to mammals. But an easier way to live longer may be as simple as turning a corkscrew. Molecules found in red wine, peanuts and other products of the plant world have for the first time been shown to mimic the life-extending effects of calorie restriction, a finding that could help researchers develop drugs that lengthen life and prevent or treat aging-related diseases. Researchers said on Sunday that one of the molecules, a compound known as resveratrol, was shown in...