Wine

A Drink a Day Delays Dementia, Study Finds Italian researchers find the descent into dementia among the elderly is significantly slower in light to moderate wine drinkers.

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Coffee: The New Health Food?

Want a drug that could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer? That could lift your mood and treat headaches? That could lower your risk of cavities? If it sounds too good to be true, think again.

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Beer is good for you

It turns out that beer hops contain a unique micronutrient that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. Hops are plants used in beer to give it aroma, flavor and bitterness.

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Kaplan says beer in moderation can deliver protection against heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and dementia. Red wine gets all the glory because people who drink wine also tend to have healthier lifestyles in general. All forms of alcohol have benefits in moderation, but beer data has been submerged because beer drinkers tend to have unhealthy habits like binge drinking and smoking as well.

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Hot chocolate

In one new study, consumption of cocoa in healthy volunteers, aged 18 to 77, resulted in significantly improved vascular responsiveness. (The measure the researchers used looked at the “stiffness” of blood vessels. In patients whose blood vessels are “stiff,” hypertension is common.) The beneficial effect was most pronounced in patients over 50 years of age.

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