Your Health: Aug. 26, 2002

BEER CHEER Suds fans toasted themselves last week when a Wall Street Journal article suggested that a beer might offer more protection against coronary disease, stroke and hypertension than the much touted glass of red wine. While both grape and brew have their champions, other researchers say it's the alcohol in moderation--no matter the form--that delivers the health benefit.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT A high-calorie, high-fat diet may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who are genetically vulnerable to it. Researchers tracked 263 oldsters who tested positive for an Alzheimer's gene and found that those with high-calorie diets doubled their...

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