How much alcohol is in kombucha? B.C. health officials are testing to find out

Kombucha often contains traces of alcohol from the production process, but various conditions can boost the alcohol to levels comparable to beer. B.C. health officials are testing hundreds of product samples and trying to come up with labelling requirements.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

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Source: Biomarkers - Category: Research Tags: Biomarkers Source Type: research
In this study, we established an artificial pathway in engineered Escherichia coli for microbial production of indole-3-ethanol from simple carbon sources. The overall pathway includes the upstream pathway from glucose to L-tryptophan and the downstream pathway from L-tryptophan to indole-3-ethanol. We have further demonstrated the biosynthesis of indole-3-ethanol acetate by overexpressing alcohol acetyltransferase ATF1 for the subsequent conversion of indole-3-ethanol to indole-3-ethanol acetate. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the biosynthesis of indole-3-ethanol and indole-3-ethanol acetate directly from a...
Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Chronic aerobic exercise improves insulin sensitivity and modulates Nrf2 and NF‑κB/IκBα pathways in the skeletal muscle of rats fed with a high fat diet. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Oct 31;: Authors: Yu Q, Xia Z, Liong EC, Tipoe GL Abstract The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms of the ameliorative effects of chronic aerobic exercise on non‑alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in rat skeletal muscle. Female Sprague‑Dawley rats (n=6‑9 per group) were divided into four groups: i) Rats fed with normal chow; ii) exercise rats fed with normal chow + exercise (r...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Mutation Research Reviews in Mutation Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: Polymer Testing - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
o Mariana Sanchez Latinos in the United States experience numerous alcohol-related health disparities. There is accumulating evidence that pre-immigration factors are associated with post-immigration alcohol use, but the explanation for health disparities remains unclear. The present study is a secondary analysis of data from the Recent Latino Immigrant Study (RLIS), the first community-based cohort study to examine the pre- to post-immigration alcohol use trajectories of young adult Latino immigrants during their initial years in the United States. Exploratory analysis and hierarchical multiple logistic regression w...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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