Does Resveratrol Protect Against Second-Hand Smoke Exposure?

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ2JcBiUv _BAuFj9Nl5aRoZBE8hkm65dmzuWfHIPN1aL8fPMF_E It has been well documented that resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound that is found in the skins and seeds of red grapes, functions as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory agent, and an anti-carcinogen.  The “French Paradox” describes the phenomenon that…

Who’s Your Daddy?: Nebbiolo

For this edition of “Who’s Your Daddy?”, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Italian grape, Nebbiolo. http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/rcaucino/rcaucino0709/rcaucino070900007/1565343-big-red-grapes-wainting-for-the-harvest-nebbiolo-variety-italian-vineyards.jpg Nebbiolo, which sometimes goes by the names Spanna, Picutener, or Chiavennsaca, is an Italian grape variety that most often comes from…

Red Wine: The New Midol?

Sticking with the theme of women’s health for the week, today’s post reviews an article that was recently published in the journal, Endocrinology, by a group of researchers in China led by Shih-Min Hsia.  Using a rat model, the group…

Light Drinking During Pregnancy Does Not Impair Socioemotional or Cognitive Abilities of Children

http://www.primehealthchannel.com/ wp-content/uploads/ 2010/12/Fetal-Alcohol-Syndrome-picture.jpg It has been well documented that drinking alcohol heavily during pregnancy can have dangerous consequences to the developing fetus and throughout the life of the child.  These consequences include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), which may develop…