If we told you drinking a glass of red wine once in a while was great for your health, would you believe us? Research to support this statement has been going on since time immemorial, and once in a while wew do stumble upon some hard hitting evidence that suggests wine might just be good for health. This is one such article. Read on carefully.
This one’s a fun article mainly because it will show you how your beloved bottle of wine is great for you. Who wouldn’t want to read news this good?
Note: The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day.
Research suggests that wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate compared to beer or spirits drinkers.
(Source: a Finnish study of 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007.)
Reduces The Risk Of Heart-Attack
Moderate drinkers who suffer from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than non drinkers.
(Source: a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health study of 11,711 men, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.)
Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
The tannins that are found in red wine are said to protect against heart disease.
(Source: a study at Queen Mary University in London, published in Nature, 2006.)
Lowers Risk of Stroke
If you are a wine drinker, you should know that you are 50% less likely to suffer a blood clot related stroke.
(Source: a Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006)
Cuts Risk of Cataracts
Moderate drinkers are 32% less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers, and 43% less than those who drink beer.
(Source: a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003)
Slows Aging Of The Brain
Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers compared to those who drink moderately.
(Source: a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006)
Time to get one glass and enjoy the evening, eh?