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A Tropical Cocktail Under 200 Calories

On a recent trip to Miami for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I had this gorgeous cocktail at The Tides hotel’s Martini Bar. Try this Tides Royale recipe at your next gathering. Ingredients:2 ounces coconut-flavored rum1 ounce Midori3 ounces pineapple juice1 tablespoon ChambordEdible flower (optional) Instructions:1. Combine rum, …

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Loud Music in Bars Hastens Drinking

FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) — If busy bars and blasting music seem to go hand in hand, new research from France suggests that might be because loud music encourages more drinking. The finding is reported in the October issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, and is drawn from …

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Just a Few Drinks a Day May Boost Cancer Risk in Women

Istockphoto By Jacquelyne FroeberTUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2009 (Health.com) — Attention, libation lovers: Middle-aged women who indulge in just a few alcohol-containing drinks each day may have a higher risk of cancer than those who drink less often, according to a report released Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer …

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Red Wine No Better Than White Wine in Terms of Breast Cancer Risk

Istockphoto By Anne HardingMONDAY, March 9, 2009 (Health.com) – Attention red wine drinkers: Drinking moderate amounts of any kind of alcohol (including wine, beer, and liquor) is associated with a slightly increased breast cancer risk—and the rosy-hued beverage is no exception. That’s the conclusion of a new study that dashes …

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3 Ways to Cut Liquid Calories and Lose Weight

By Shaun ChavisFollow me on twitterSo long lattes, farewell soda. My doc recently told me to eliminate caffeine just as cool brew iced tea became my favorite way to hydrate. Drat! The silver lining? I was forced to examine my drinking habits. How many calories have you had to drink …

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Study: Women Who Drink Are Less Likely to Gain Weight

(Getty Images) By Anne Harding MONDAY, March 8, 2010 (Health.com) — Some women avoid drinking calorie-filled cocktails, wine, and beer because they’re worried about packing on the pounds. Now, a new study suggests that women who are moderate drinkers actually tend to gain less weight over time than teetotalers. The …

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