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October 22, 2008

White Wine Also Protects Hearts

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:30 AM

By: Sylvia Booth Hubbard  from Newsmax.com

Scientists have been documenting the heart healthy benefits of red wine for years and advised health-conscious consumers to choose red over white. But researchers at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, found that rats given white wine enjoyed similar protection from heart damage as those fed red wine.

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October 05, 2008

UK & minimum pricing for alcohol

From Talking Drinks

Labour MP bids to scrap deep discounting of alcohol
Thursday, 02 October 2008
Labour MP Sally Keeble has launched a new private members bill proposing a minimum price on alcohol.

Under the new plans, a Drinks Industry Council (DIC) would be created, comprised of representatives from the industry, producers, police, health care, youth sector and consumers. The DIC would advise Government on a minimum price for a unit of alcohol, promotions and set codes of conduct.

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