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New Anheuser-Busch brands win medals at North American Beer Awards

BY Jason Owen

ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch brought home 15 medals from the North American Beer Awards last weekend, with its newest brand — Stella Artois Cidre — earning a gold medal in the cider category.

Also, Budweiser Black Crown, which was introduced in February following the brewer’s Project 12 initiative last year, won a bronze medal in the amber lager category.

Other gold medal beers for the company include Leffe Brune, O’Doul’s and Hurricane High Gravity.

“There are a number of great breweries in North America, and I’m proud to say that Anheuser-Busch won more medals than any other brewer,” said Pete Kraemer, head brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch. “We invest extra cost, time and extensive checks to produce the best and most consistent beers in the world. That’s why we are so proud of all our beers, the farmers we work with to ensure our beers get the best ingredients and the people from coast to coast and around the world who brew them.”

The North American Beer Awards is organized by the North American Brewers Association. This year more than 1,400 beers were entered by brewers of all sizes from across the country. In blind samplings, panels of judges comprised of brewmasters, beer writers and certified beer judges evaluated flights organized by style. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for each category at a ceremony in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


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Survey finds widespread ignorance about triglycerides’ role in cardiovascular health

BY Alaric DeArment

MADISON, N.J. — Most Americans have little understanding of the importance of managing fats known as triglycerides to maintain cardiovascular health, according to a new survey.

To conduct the survey, researchers from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind polled 600 adults aged 40 and older, finding that 54% of respondents didn’t know if it was better to have high or low levels of triglycerides, and 45% of those diagnosed as having high cholesterol didn’t know.

"Avoiding high triglyceride levels can be important for maintaining cardiovascular health, yet most consumers have little awareness of these often forgotten fats," Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research director of atherometabolic research Eliot Brinton said. "Healthcare professionals have done a fairly good job at educating patients about cholesterol, but need to do more to teach about triglycerides and their role in cardiovascular health."

Only 16% of respondents correctly said triglycerides were fats in the bloodstream, while 77% were unsure what they were, and 56% could not name a single health complication associated with high triglycerides. Meanwhile, 85% did not know the point at which triglycerides are considered high, and 75% were unaware of their total cholesterol levels, twice as many as the 37% who were unaware of their triglyceride levels.

Ignorance of products with omega-3 fatty acids and their potential role to control high triglycerides was also widespread, and nearly all participants were unaware that high doses — defined as 2 mg to 4 mg per day — of omega-3s could reduce high triglyceride levels. Among those who report using an omega-3 product, 84% report taking a dietary supplement even though the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved such products for lowering high triglycerides or treating or preventing any disease. More than half of participants couldn’t name any main ingredient of omega-3 supplement capsules, while 11% could state the health benefits of DHA, and 8% could state the benefits of EPA; DHA and EPA are both names of omega-3 acids. Most omega-3 products contain DHA, which has been shown to raise "bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, but only 2% of participants were aware of this.

"It is troubling that so many Americans use a product about which they understand very little and which may well fail to meet their particular cardiovascular health needs," Brinton said.

 

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ctyson says:
Jun-12-2013 08:51 am

There is so much confusion about cholesterol, triglycerides,etc. that the average person doesn't know what to believe. Even physicians are having trouble keeping up with the latest information. Most people don't know where to look for the most accurate information.

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Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle launches Prune for June summer style contest

BY Antoinette Alexander

SHELTON, Conn. — Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, which is a razor and bikini trimmer in one, has announced the launch of its Prune for June Summer Style Contest on PruneforJune.com.

Now through June 30, consumers are encouraged to discover their trimstyle personality and create a Pinterest board for a chance to win a grand prize of summer must-haves.  

To help spread the word on Prune for June, Schick Quattro for Women has partnered with four lifestyle and fashion bloggers and a celebrity stylist to create Pinterest boards inspired by their own trimstyle personalities.

  • The Landing Strip – Jacey Duprie of DamselinDior.com
  • The Stargazer – Elizabeth Dehn of BeautyBets.com
  • The Heart Breaker – Cassandra LaValle of cocokelley.com
  • The Flash – Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat.com  
  • The Bare-muda Triangle – Rachael Russell, fashion stylist and creator of Style Saves at stylesaves.org

The top 10 boards for each trimstyle will be based on fan votes. One grand prize winner per trimstyle will be selected to win a prize package worth $2,500. A second place winner will receive a prize package worth $1,000.

Upon entry and voting, consumers will also be able to download a Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle coupon for a future purchase.

 

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