Another Benefit of Drinking Red Wine - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/10/04

Another Benefit of Drinking Red Wine

There's another reason to put red wine on the menu.

More proof tonight that it really could help your heart. This time, researchers at Ohio State University have found an antioxidant in red wine that appears to prevent cardiac fibrosis, a condition that causes heart tissue to stiffen which makes it difficult for the heart to pump.

The study found that heart cells treated with resveeratrol were less likely to develop the disorder and you can get resveeratrol by drinking red wine. Researchers suggest the benefits of red wine come from drinking it in moderation, which means no more than two glasses a day.

The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology- Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

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