Friday, December 26, 2008

Slushy Anti-Inflammatory

Picture by me. Thanks to Terese for providing mug. 

An article in the online December 2008 Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology issue titled Ethanol exerts anti-inflammatory effects in human adipose tissue in vitro, caught my attention today. It cites a study completed by the Department of Energy and Metabolism, Aarhus University Hospital,  in Denmark. 

In the study, ethanol, or the alcohol found in cocktails and other adult beverages, was found to exert an anti-inflammatory effect on adipose, or fat tissue, "suggesting that ethanol may attenuate whole body inflammation".

Well, now. 

Let's lift our glasses high in a toast to anti-inflammatory good health in the upcoming New Year's Eve parties! For those who need a good recipe for a holiday adult beverage, see my post about slush. Tasty, and now I know, good for you. 

In moderation, of course. 

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