DRY JULY Any small heart disease benefits of red wine is obviously not from the alcohol

DRY JULY Any small heart disease benefits of red wine is obviously not from the alcohol

The ‘red wine lowers heart disease risk’ studies are flawed and misleading to say the least.

Alcohol feeds almost all cancer growth that we know of.

Alcohol wrecks your liver so badly that most liver diseases that are not directly to do with alcohol are called “non-alcoholic” liver diseases.

A recent small Spanish crossover study found that low consumption of dealcoholized red wine over a 4-week period - but not red wine itself or gin - was associated with a modest decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Note: no alcohol present.

Drinking standard red wine for 4 weeks and gin during another 4-week period had no significant effect.

Moderate alcohol consumption is believed to be protective because of the high polyphenol content but you can get more of these goodies from a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables.  And this way you improve and rebuild your liver as well.

Study by Chiva-Blanch G, et al “Dealcoholized red wine decreases systolic and diastolic blood pressure and increases plasma nitric oxide” as published in Circulation Research 2012; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.112.275636.  The Ramon Estruch, PhD, of the University of Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues, research was supported by grants from the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN) and the National Center of Cardiovascular Research in Spain.  As reported by MedPage Today on September 06, 2012.

 


 

Posted: Monday 8 July 2013

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