Red Wine - Heart Health benefits?
April 22, 2008 9:49am CST
Does red wine protect against heart disease?Maybe. Many studies investigated the benefits of red wine suggested tthat moderate amount of red wine (one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men) lowers the risk of heart attack for people in middle age by~ 30 to 50 percent. It is also suggested that alcohol such as red wine may prevent additional heart attacks if you have already suffered from one.Other studies also indicated that red wine can raise HDL cholesterol (the Good cholesterol) and prevent LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) from forming. Red wine may help prevent blood clots and reduce the blood vessel damage caused by fat deposits.Indeed, studies showed that people from the Mediterranean region who regularly drank red wine have lower risks of heart disease.