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Health and Red Wine

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A compound in red wine called resveratrol may help to prevent the effect of cardiac fibrosis.

A new study has identified another heart-healthy benefit to moderate red wine consumption. According to new research, a compound in red wine called resveratrol may help to prevent the effect of cardiac fibrosis.

The researchers couldn't say how much resveratrol was needed to gain these beneficial effects, but most previous studies have suggested that drinking one or two 5- ounce glasses of red wine a day may have heart protective benefits. At greater levels, the damage caused by alcohol may outweigh any health benefits conferred by the wine.

Other studies have shown that resveratrol may help prevent blood clots and possibly reduce cholesterol. This is the first study to show that resveratrol may help prevent cardiac fibrosis.


* Reproduced with permission from Peter Svans at The Gurdies Winery

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