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Red wine health benefits

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Another good finding:

In a crossover study involving 40 subjects (20 subjects between the ages of 18-30 years, and 20 subjects aged 50 or older), in which half of the subjects in each age group consumed 400 ml/day of red wine for a period of 2 weeks while the other half served as a control and consumed no alcohol, consumption of red wine was found to significantly increase plasma antioxidant status and significantly decrease levels of plasma MDA (malondialdehyde) and GSH (whole blood glutathione). The authors state, “The results produced from this study suggest that the potent antioxidant properties provided by red wine and potential protection from developing CVD highlight the relationship between red wine consumption and health.”

 “Red wine consumption increases antioxidant status and decreases oxidative stress in the circulation of both young and old humans,” Micallef MA, Lexis LA, Lewandowski PA, Nutrition Journal, 2007; 6(1): 27. (Address: E-mail: Paul A. Lewandowski, paul.lewandowski@deakin.edu.au ).

Written by Leisureguy

1 October 2007 at 10:23 am

Posted in Food, Health, Science

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  1. But how many of the subjects were women and how do these findings correlate to recent reports about alcohol & breast cancer?

    i.e. should I or shouldn’t I have a glass of red wine tonight?

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    the wife

    1 October 2007 at 11:57 am

  2. Hmm. Don’t know.

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    LeisureGuy

    1 October 2007 at 12:06 pm


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