Drinking wine may have an added heart benefit over other forms of alcohol, according to a new study.
Researchers in Italy studied surveys filled out by over one thousand adults from three different areas of Western Europe.
They found while drinking moderate amounts of alcohol had a health benefit, those who mostly drank wine had the highest levels of omega-three fatty acids.
They suspect compounds in wine trigger the body to produce more of the healthy fat.
Past studies have shown omega-three fatty acids can protect the heart from disease.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.