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Research has shown that alcohol in moderate amounts, specifically red wine, may have some benefits to heart health, may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and may improve overall health. Because moderation is key, the American Cancer Society, along with the federal government’s dietary guidelines, recommend no more than one drink a day for women and two for men. The issue gets more complicated, though, when talking about cancer.
The answer depends on your symptoms...
So if there were anything special about red wine, you'd expect it to be because of the resveratrol. But there's little evidence that resveratrol is anything magical. Yes, there are animal studies showing that resveratrol can slow down aging and improve the metabolism of mice on high-fat diets. But a human would need to consume 1,000 liters of red wine in one sitting to reach the levels these mice were injected with (which, suffice it to say, is not recommended). And when researchers studied resveratrol levels in the urine of a sample of older folks, they found no association with any positive health effects.
Many studies have shown that drinking wine, especially red wine, seems to have modest benefits for heart health, as long as you drink it in moderate amounts. A study published this week, though, offers a more worrisome message: white wine might increase your risk of skin cancer.
There are bacteria in wine that may be beneficial for people's health, new research finds.
In the study, researchers in Spain isolated 11 strains of bacteria from wine, including strains of Lactobacillus, which are also found in yogurt, as well as Oenococcus and Pediococcus bacteria, which are associated with the wine-making process.
If you have cancer in your family, you might want to consider giving it up altogether.
Try this experiment: Walk into the nearest wine shop and ask for an “everyday wine” recommendation. Refuse to give a price range, and see what the merchant suggests. My guess is you’re out 15 bucks.
Wine, it seems, get more press regarding health benefits than anything else we consume on a regular basis. Just when we’re sure we are drinking from the fountain youth, out comes a study that contradicts the first.
When I was pregnant, I wondered, as many women do: Can I have a drink? It is well-known that drinking to excess during pregnancy is dangerous, and perhaps less well known but still true, that even one or two episodes of binge drinking can be harmful. But what about an occasional glass of wine with dinner?
It really seems like the bad outweighs the good when it comes to alcohol - specifically in answering the question about whether or not red wine is good for your heart. While it might have some important properties, these same things can be easily replicated elsewhere in your diet - why subject yourself to the added risks that come from consuming alcohol in general?
"With all the excitement about resveratrol protecting against heart disease and cancer and supposedly extending lifespan, we expected to see a positive association," says Richard Semba of Johns Hopkins, who served as the lead author. "So we were pretty surprised by the lack of one."
This is the first long-term study on the effects of resveratrol on humans, but a few different short-term studies had come to the same conclusion.
While your health-freak friends spend hundreds of dollars on weird miracle fruit juices, you can sit back and relax. As it happens, your red wine habit might just be the key to staying young longer.
The fact of the matter is, on top of judging wine by the standards of water and using some sort-of sketchy results to do so, the lawsuit has turned into a public relations nightmare for the wineries named. Is that really fair?
Of course, it should be noted that most varieties of white wine do have a little more sugar than red, so keep that in mind before you serve yourself a second glass.
And remember, the key to getting health benefits from wine at all is to drink it in moderation.
Red and white wines showed equal health benefits in new research—among people who move.
For many years, researchers believed red wine might be a magical elixir. This notion dated back to the 1990s and what's known as the "French paradox" — the observation that the French drank lots of wine and had lower rates of cardiovascular disease.
We now know this is likely wrong. Scientists have since discovered that drinking very small amounts of any type of alcohol — no more than one drink a day for women, two for men — may have some modest health and heart benefits. There's nothing special about red wine on this score. It could be white wine, or beer, or whiskey.
In many European countries women aren't advised or expected to give up drinking while pregnant. In fact, many doctors there go as far as recommending a glass or two of wine a week.
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