A customer sues Soutirage for over $1 million, alleging he was sold fake Bordeaux, while experts weigh in on the effects of Trump’s proposed steel tariff. European researchers published a study that suggests moderate drinking can prevent diabetes, and scientists create probiotic beer. This is the news we’re thinking about here at SevenFifty Daily.

July 31, 2017
2. CNN

European researchers' study suggests moderate drinking can prevent diabetes

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.

3. US News

Scientists create probiotic beer, await patent

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.

4. CNN

Analysis of Trump’s proposed trade tariff regarding alcohol prices

The Trump administration is considering administrative action to make American steel and aluminum production more robust, including possible tariffs, taxes, or restrictions on imported products. Those moves could lead foreign markets to retaliate against American products, and European officials have already signaled that they would take swift action—possibly against bourbon—if tariffs are imposed on European steel. Furthermore, there are concerns within the brewing community that restrictions on importing foreign aluminum—the basis for the ubiquitous aluminum cans and bottles—could make beer more expensive.