Bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach is suing Soutirage, a California wine merchant, for allegedly selling him several dozen bottles of fake wine. He claims that at least 67 bottles he bought from Soutirage were fake, and that it would cost more than $1 million to replace them. Gundlach is seeking damages at least equal to his cost to replace the fake bottles with real ones.
People who drink moderately often have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who never drink, according to a new study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. The data set included 70,000 participants who self-reported their drinking habits and other lifestyle details beginning in 2007 to 2012. After follow-up, researchers concluded those with the lowest risk of developing diabetes were people who drank moderately on a weekly basis. In terms of volume, 14 alcoholic beverages each week for men and nine beverages each week for women yielded the best results: a 43% and 58% lower risk, respectively, compared to non-drinkers, the researchers found.
Scientists in Signapore have created a beer with 3.5 percent alcohol content, in which every 100 ml of the drink contains 1 billion probiotic organisms. The researchers do not make nutrition claims, but they do allege their product delivers probiotics that are associated with health benefits, including improved gut health and immune system function.