alcohol

Reduce Colon Cancer Risk: Adequate vitamin B6 plus alcohol plays a role

According to a new study, women with a high dietary intake of vitamin B6 over several years have a decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Women who consume moderate to large amounts of alcohol in addition to vitamin B6 have more than a 70% reduced risk of developing CRC. "Consuming a diet high in vitamin [...]

Reduce Colon Cancer Risk: Adequate vitamin B6 plus alcohol plays a role 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Herb Helps Drinkers: Kudzu reduces alcohol consumption among heavy drinkers

An extract of the kudzu vine may help heavy drinkers drink less, according to a new study. In a unique laboratory designed to look like a relaxing studio apartment, complete with satellite television and a beer-stocked refrigerator, 14 men and women drank fewer beers after a week’s treatment with kudzu than they drank after a [...]

Herb Helps Drinkers: Kudzu reduces alcohol consumption among heavy drinkers 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after”

Individuals who took a dietary supplement containing extracts of Opuntia ficus indica, a type of prickly pear cactus, before consuming alcohol, had reduced symptoms of alcohol hangover compared to individuals who drank but took placebo, according to researchers. The severity of alcohol hangovers may be related to inflammation caused by impurities in alcoholic beverages and [...]

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after” 2018-02-15T15:53:21+00:00

Women: boost folic acid if you drink

For women who consume even a moderate amount of alcohol, studies indicate they should make sure to get the recommended dietary allowance of folic acid so as not to increase their risk of breast cancer. Researchers believe that alcohol, even as little as a glass or two a day, can interfere with how the body [...]

Women: boost folic acid if you drink 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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