Monday, August 28, 2006

Cider elixir

Those wild and crazy researchers at the University of Glasgow have really come up with something interesting. According to All Headline News, it all has to do with cider.
English cider apples are known to have a high quantity of phenolics - antioxidants that are associated with prevention of stroke, heart disease and cancer. Researchers are now looking into whether these same benefits could be observed in cider drinkers.

Researchers led by Serena Marks and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the National Association of Cider Makers will be looking at the effect of drinking cider in 12 volunteers in the next few weeks. The purpose will be to study how phenolics are absorbed and metabolized by humans.
Hey! Over here! I'll be happy to volunteer my services for the sake of science. I'll even bring my own cider -- my favorite one is right here. *LOL*

11 comments:

Moof said...

Dr. Anon ... my favorite cider is usually the "accidental" kind ... when your jug(s) of apple cider starts to "go." Depending on how sweet the cider was, you could end up with some really nice stuff!

Lemme know if they accept your offer! :o)

NeoNurseChic said...

Hahaha I have an amusing story about a hay ride, some hard cider and um....well..... I was in college and it was a frat hay ride. You know how those things go! I remember making my friend stay away from the bonfire. Drunk people and bonfires are a bad mix.

But seriously - I loooooove cider. Another thing I love about fall!! A mug of hot cider with some cinnamon in it....oh how tasty....and comforting!

I dunno about the beneficial health effects. I drink a lot of cider in the fall and winter and um...I have a lot of health problems. ha Maybe I'll test it out this fall and winter again.

Damnit - now I want to go pumpkin picking, fall leaf crunching, and hot cider drinking! Can't wait for fall.... :)

Michael C said...

I'm with neonursechic, let's start Fall and have plenty of cider on had!! Woo Hoo!

healthpsych said...

Oh my, Dr. A., now you're going to have to load up some Wurzels music on your iPod.

difficultpt said...

Oh, you are too funny!

Sarebear said...

Got any good non-alcoholic cider links?

Cider brings back memories for me, like the one I posted about a year ago, here, scroll down to Wednesday August 24th. I can't get blogger search to work very well, any more.

Sarebear said...

Hey, can I host the next BA meeting (which I've been slacking off on attending) with some nice hot cider? Non-alcoholic, but you can bring your own version, if you like! (I'm mormon, so I don't have alcohol, lol!)

NakedTomato said...

Mmmmm! English/Scotish cider is good...but the Irish have the best of all things imbibable ;o)

Ginger beer is great with a little cider splashed in...give it a whirl! And while you're adding things to the mug, a spot of liquor never hurts...

kt said...

now you are speaking my language. love woodchuck cider.

Dr. A said...

Sarebear, By the power vested in me (insert joke here), I hereby appoint you the next "hostess with the mostess" for the forthcoming BA meeting. Did that sound official enough? Translation: Git-R-Dun!

HealthPsych has been killing me on this iPod stuff. Plus, with Carrie posting some songs on her post, I think I will put back a song list on my sidebar. So there! HA

universal health said...

I just knew that it had to be a health elixir!

There is a terrific book on the history of cider in New England, and I wish that more cider varieties were available.

Oh, but I do go on! Surely you don't think that I'm a little too excited over the subject, eh? =^)