Women who drink regularly may need to increase their folate intake
to prevent a raised risk of chronic disease, report researchers in
a new study, examining the impact of alcohol on women with low
Companies on both sides of the Atlantic are using the boom in
functional foods and beverages to add fuel to their anti-smoking
remedies, and this week Germany's Nautilus announced it is to
reposition its NicoMed as an energy...
UK company Extreme Drinks is expanding distribution of its
functional beverage range thanks to an agreement with Allied Domecq
subsidiary CG Hibbert. The energy and sports drinks will soon be on
sale in duty free outlets.
Having a drink at least three times a week may help protect men
from heart attacks, report researchers in the US in this week's
New England Journal of Medicine. The observational study,
which tracked the drinking habits of nearly...
A beer a day may help keep heart attacks away, according to a group
of Israeli researchers. In preliminary clinical studies of a group
of men with coronary artery disease, the researchers showed that
drinking one beer every day for...
People who drink wine weekly or even monthly may reduce their risk
of developing dementia, according to new research from Denmark. The
scientists studied more than 1,700 people,aged 65 and over, and
compared their drinking habits...
Yesterday we reported on a major study to investigate a potential
cancer drug based on red wine compounds. However there is also
evidence to show that wine can have harmful effects. Researchers in
France report that heavy wine drinkers...
The news that the antioxidants in wine can help keep the body
healthy has done much to boost sales of the drink in recent years.
Now cider makers are hoping that similar health claims will help
them increase sales, too.
Red Bull and vodka is a popular drink in many British and Irish
bars, but its popularity could be dampened by a recent warning that
the energy drink, and others like it, should not be drunk with
On October 15, the Superior Court of California threw out lawsuits
brought against the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
citing that herbal tinctures and extracts sold by its member
companies are "alcoholic beverages".