“60 Minutes,” aired a report on a phenomenon known as THE FRENCH PARADOX. The fact that the French have a higher fat content in their diets and yet a lower rate of heart disease than Americans. The only difference seemed to be in the French consumption of WINE. Numberous studies continue to show that wines help in digestion,fat breakdown and lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. A recent study published in the “BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL”, for example found that both red and white wine effectively wipe out bacteria responsible for food poisoning outperforming even bismuth salicylate, the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol. Dr. Maurizio Trevisan from the University Of Buffalo also confirms in the “BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL”, that alcohol consumed with a meal may prevent blood clotting triggered by fat. Medical researchers from Japan also reported in “The Lancet”, that wine-but not other forms of alcohol with meals, prevents the modification of LDL(bad) cholesterol. PERSONALLY: I also have found Red Wine especially good for CRAMPS.
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Certain wines are said to have 5-16 negative calories per glass. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) speaks of wines benefits. Another study found that wine drinkers had a decreased waist-to-hip ratio, implying that wine drinkers may enjoy a leaner midsection and lower death.
Scientists have pointed out that a diet rich in antioxidants can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases including cancer. Teams of wine researchers from United States, Canada, Great Britain and Spain recently published papers attesting to the potential antioxidant properties of compounds available in wine.
Phenolics, have been shown to reduce LDL oxidation, inhibit platelet aggregation and fatty acid synthesis, and produce a more FAVORABLE HDL-LDL cholesterol ratio.
For additional information on any of the studies mentioned on this website contact The Department Of Research and Education at The Wine Institute (415)512-0151.
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According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in America, but not in European countries as France, Spain, Germany or Italy where wines are consumed almost daily. Researcher John Folts of University Of Wisconsin found in his studies that compounds in wine inhibit heart attack-causing blood clots by reducing platelet aggregation in a manner similar to asprin.
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