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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of

Anheuser-Busch completes ‘world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck’

Anheuser-Busch and Otto have used a self-driving truck to haul a trailer of Budweiser across 120 miles (193 km), heralding it as a milestone for the transportation industry.  

Wine and cheese do go hand in hand, study says

The Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon, France, conducted a scientific study using a new sensory evaluation method to identify how exactly eating cheese with wine impacted an...

Red wine compound can reset infertility hormones: Study

Resveratrol may help tackle a hormone disparity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition that can cause infertility, according to a study. 

Analytical Flavor Systems CEO: ‘We’ve made flavor a predictive measurement’

Analytical Flavor Systems has developed technology using artificial intelligence (AI) to quantify flavor in a relevant and useful way for beverage companies. 

World's largest beer company AB InBev has ‘mindset of a startup', seeking to disrupt business with accelerator program

After three months of vetting nearly 1,000 entries to a joint accelerator program funded by AB InBev and Techstars Connection, ten startups have been selected for the 17 –week program...

‘interesting insights’

Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

2-5 coffees per day shows CVD benefits

Coffee's antioxidant properties can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates, a report has suggested.

Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men?

Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.

'Academics are not angels'

Bitter feud: Sweetener industry says review accusing it of bias is itself biased

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has rejected the findings of a review which found industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners to be skewed in favour of industry as “misleading and biased”....

News in brief

Beer ‘makes people more sociable’, says study

A glass of beer can make people more sociable, according to a study published by researchers at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

Protein boosts muscles but not cycling performance: Study

Protein supplementation during intensive cycle training increases muscle growth and improves heart rate, but does not have a measurable impact on performance, according to a study.

How the sugar lobby paid scientists to point the finger at fat: JAMA

The US sugar lobby paid for influential research in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and coronary heart disease and instead point the finger at fat, according to...

How can wine take sustainability to the next level? Six tips from Sonoma County Winegrowers

Sonoma County Winegrowers is working to become America’s first 100% certified sustainable wine growing region by 2019, an ambition that has progressed rapidly since set in 2014. So what can...

Inspiring a global conversation on wine and sustainability

In 2014, the Sonoma County Winegrowers announced its goal to become America’s first 100% certified sustainable wine growing region by 2019. Thanks to the work done so far, the project...

Dolce consortium to develop 'mystery' natural sweeteners

French ingredient supplier Roquette has teamed up with a German biotech company and a natural product specialist to develop and bring to market natural sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.

Study reveals caffeine’s link to preventing memory problems

Researchers have uncovered a direct link between caffeine-binding receptors in the brain and age-related memory problems, suggesting that caffeine may help reverse memory deficits.

Beetroot juice helps muscle recovery, but not through antioxidants

Drinking beetroot juice after exercise can reduce muscle pain and improve recovery, but does not improve real-world performance, according to a study also showing no benefit from antioxidants.

Coffee drinking habits could be genetic, study finds

Why do some people need to drink more coffee to feel the same effect? It could be down to a gene that controls cells' ability to process caffeine, scientists have...

Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.

Energy drinks linked to cardiac events

A new study of a patient with cardiac arrhythmia and bloody vomit after drinking Monster energy drinks provides new evidence the high-caffeine beverages may cause cardiac problems.

Stratasys collaborates on 3D printed espresso cups for NASA

Stratasys has collaborated on a project with Italian firm, Argotec, the University of Portland, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to create 3D espresso printed cups for space.

Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty?

The so-called red wine nutrient resveratrol may help maintain muscle performance and reduce frailty in the elderly, research in mice has suggested. 

'We give the brewer superhuman skills’: Using artificial intelligence in brewing

Are we set to enter an era where robots brew beer and artificial intelligence takes over from brewers? BeverageDaily talks to IntelligentX Brewing Co, which has launched the ‘world’s first...

Heineken presents ‘first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’ – but does this matter to the average beer drinker?

Heineken’s Göss Brewery in Austria is ‘the first large scale zero carbon brewery in the world’: but is this a claim that consumers will actually relate to, and can Heineken’s...

Study suggests milk better than electrolyte drinks post exercise

A metered intake of milk after exercise and thermal dehydration restores whole-body net fluid balance better than carbohydrate–electrolyte sports drinks or water, according to an Irish study.

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