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Safe s...., I mean drinking!

Can this be safe?

 

New research has found that there is little agreement between countries on what is considered safe or sensible levels of alcohol consumption.
Psychologists from the University of Sussex researched government advice on drinking in 57 different countries, including all 27 EU member states.

The research found there was a “remarkable lack of agreement” about many different aspects of advice on alcohol consumption. Advice differed between countries about what constitutes harmful or excessive drinking, whether it is safe for women to drink as much as men and also on drink-driving.

Dr Richard de Visser and Nina Furtwangler conducted the research, which has been published this month in the Drug and Alcohol Review.

 

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It is just getting healthier!

 
The health properties of red wine have long been debated but an Australian biochemist believes he has created a drop so loaded with antioxidants that it could treat a range of ills.

Brisbane-based Greg Jardine said he has patented a group of compounds created during the wine-making process which he says act as an anti-inflammatory and could help battle conditions such as arthritis and chronic fatigue.

While previous studies have suggested a small daily intake of wine could help men live longer and may protect against heart disease, they have always been countered by those pointing out the dangers of alcohol consumption.

Jardine, however, believes he has created a palatable drink which could have discernible health-boosting effects.

“We take this antioxidant, which exists in tiny amounts in wine, to a level where it can actually do something,” he told AFP on Tuesday.

Jardine said loading up wine with antioxidants usually made it too tannic and undrinkable, but by also making the antioxidants more fat-soluble, and more easily absorbed by the body, they surprisingly also became more palatable.

“So it’s a double whammy,” he said.

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