Scientists discover key neural circuit regulating alcohol consumption

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Scientists discover key neural circuit regulating alcohol consumption Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/ University of North Carolina Health Care December 12, 2019 Summary: New research pinpoints a specific neural circuit that when altered caused animal models to drink less alcohol. FULL STORY Scientists have known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviors …

NABI Comments on Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report

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NABI Comments on Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report Recommendation on Moderation in Beverage Alcohol Consumption – More Science is Needed Source: NABI August 13, 2020 The National Association of Beverage Importers (NABI) today submitted comments opposing the recommendation to revise the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) by changing the moderation standard from 2 standard drinks per day for men …

UPS Director Robin Hooker on the Explosive Growth of Alcohol Shipping

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UPS Director Robin Hooker on the Explosive Growth of Alcohol Shipping Source: https://vinepair.com/ August 12, 2020 Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses adapt in a time of unprecedented change. As the coronavirus crisis continues and new challenges arise, VP Pro is in your corner, supporting the …

Parents, Talk to Your College-Bound Youth About the Dangers of Alcohol and Fake ID

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Parents, Talk to Your College-Bound Youth About the Dangers of Alcohol and Fake ID Source: Public Action Management by Pamela Erickson August 11, 2020 Parents’ actions have been a key element in the successful reduction of underage drinking. Now we know that parents’ influence remains strong even with kids that attend college in faraway places. Dr. Robert Turrisi of Penn …

Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer

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Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer U.S. News By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter December 11, 2019 WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Policies that reduce drinking may lower rates of alcohol-related cancers, researchers say. “When thinking about cancer risk and cancer prevention, the focus tends to be on individual-level risk factors rather than environmental determinants of cancer, like public …

The unforeseen risks of a device to curb drunken driving

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The unforeseen risks of a device to curb drunken driving Source: New York Times Stacy Cowley and Jessica Silver-Greenberg Dec 24, 2019 Over the past decade, states have increasingly turned to a powerful tool to stop drunken driving before it starts: miniature breathalyzers, wired into a car’s electronics, that prevent the engine from starting unless the person behind the wheel …

California law makes it easier to blur the line between beer and wine

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California law makes it easier to blur the line between beer and wine Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/ Esther Mobley Dec. 26, 2019 The latest trend in craft beer isn’t hazy IPA or kettle sours or nitro coffee stouts. It’s wine. Two San Francisco craft breweries are investing seriously in winemaking. And, thanks to a California law that will take effect Jan. 1, a …

Beer makers face tough times as teens drink less, Cowen says

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Beer makers face tough times as teens drink less, Cowen says Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/ Felice Maranz Dec. 26, 2019 Cowen is keeping a cautious view on the prospects for more beer consumption, particularly domestic beer, as drinkers turn to spirits and seltzer and as a new study indicates teenagers are rejecting alcohol and cigarettes. Data show that schoolchildren in eighth, tenth and …

A Look at On v. Off-Premise Trends

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A Look at On v. Off-Premise Trends Source: Wine & Spirits Daily August 6, 2020 Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few months, you know off-premise bev alc sales have been growing double digits while on-premise sees major declines thanks to COVID-19-related containment measures. The question is: are off-premise gains enough to offset on-premise losses? The short …