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In this clinical study, twelve healthy volunteers were supplemented with non-alcoholic red wine extract, including resveratrol and polyphenols for eight weeks. Blood samples were taken at the start and 4 and 8 weeks after the supplementation. The beneficial effects of red wine are thought to be exerted through polyphenols. Among the polyphenols, resveratrol has been one of the most extensively studied and is regarded as one that contributes to the health benefits of red wine. Thus, polyphenols including resveratrol from…
In this American community-based study, multi-ethnic adults (without cardiovascular disease at the study start) who consumed 1-2 drinks of wine/day had a better cardiovascular health compared to those who never drank wine. The current study examined the relation between the type of alcoholic beverage and the ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) which is defined by the American Heart Association when meeting specific criteria: data about smoking, physical activity, body mass index, diet, total cholesterol blood pressure and blood sugar. However, so…
A recent literature review evaluated the effects of wine consumption in the context of a Mediterranean diet and different chronic (non-communicable) diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia. Most of the scientific evidence of the last five years agrees that light to moderate wine consumption appears to have beneficial effects. Indeed, various studies have shown that following a healthy lifestyle such as eating a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish and low in red meat) including a…
Wine consumption and cancer risk is a sensitive, emotional, and often discussed topic. What does the scientific evidence say? During the 2nd WIC webinar which took place on 30th September, Prof. Ramon Estruch gave a state-of-the-art review on the current scientific data. His presentation, clearly led to believe that simple and general conclusions on the association between the consumption of alcoholic beverages, in particular wine, and the risk of cancer cannot be drawn. Prof. Ramon Estruch (Doctor of Internal Medicine…
Science often tries to prove that moderate drinkers live longer and also without or fewer chronic diseases. British researchers examined whether – besides healthy lifestyle factors - the type of alcoholic beverage also may play a role. More than 500,000 participants (age 40-69 years) were followed up for seven years. Their consumption of alcoholic beverages was self-reported as pints of beer/cider, glasses of champagne/white wine, glasses of red wine and measures of spirits per week (*). While the risk of…
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