Thursday, June 11, 2009


Alcohol: Is it really good for you?

By Sue Nelson
Writer and Broadcaster

...................."It's an absolute myth that red wine is good for you," says Professor Valerie Beral from the University of Oxford and lead author of the Million Women study."The evidence is not there."Professor Roger Corder, author of The Red Wine Diet, would disagree."Our research identified a group of chemicals called procyanadins which are polyphenols, and the key component in terms of protecting from heart disease."Polyphenols, such as the antioxidant resveratrol, are found in the skins of red wine grapes."In high doses it does seem to enhance the lifespan of mice. But," he adds crucially, "you need huge doses."......more from BBC..

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