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Wednesday 26 October 2016 loc: GB


UK restaurants told to cut portion sizes

The UK government could resort to naming and shaming restaurants that fail to reduce their portion sizes or sugar content as part of a bid to tackle the growing obesity crisis.

Friday, September 30th, 2016 No Comments »

Sommeliers less likely to develop Alzheimers

US researchers claim to have found a link between Master Sommeliers, who possess a heightened sense of smell, and a reduced risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Exercise could protect against alcohol

Regular exercise could help counteract some of the negative effects of drinking alcohol that could lead to a earlier death, according to a study by Australian scientists.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard criticises new UK alcohol guidelines

To accept the UK’s newly reduced alcohol guidelines would be “counterintuitive”, says Pernod Ricard UK’s managing director, who has suggested that the company might be forced to refrain from putting such messages on bottles altogether.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Women’s fertility not affected by moderate drinking

Women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol are not putting their chances of conceiving at risk, according to a study of more than 6,000 Danish women.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Older people benefit from moderate alcohol consumption

A paper published in a scientific journal this week has expanded on earlier research that moderate drinking is beneficial to the health of older people.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 No Comments »

US spends $1m researching drinking habits of lesbians

The US National Institutes of Health has spent nearly US$1 million of taxpayers’ money on researching the drinking habits of lesbian couples to determine what causes them to drink.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 No Comments »

No ‘safe level’ of drinking says UK government

The UK Government has agreed to lower the recommended level of alcohol consumption to just 14 units per week following a consultation on a report put forward by the UK’s chief medical officer earlier this year.

Friday, August 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Government advice on drinking ‘at odds with common sense’

CAMRA has called on the UK government to hold a public consultation on drinking guidelines after the recommended weekly allowance for men was dropped by seven units to the same level as women.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 No Comments »

Dolcetto championed as low histamine grape variety

An Italian wine consultant has produced a range of low histamine wines that cater to the the 4% of the world’s population thought to be intolerant to the naturally occurring organic compound.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 3 Comments »

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