wine and health

The positive effects of wine on health are now a source of great debate in the medical sphere. Scientific studies ensure that a moderate consumption may reduce the risk of heart disease, coronary artery disease and may prevent atherosclerosis.

On Farmacia News issued on May 2010 Dr. Antonio Lavecchia writes about the beneficial properties of resveratrol contained in the skins of grapes and red wine. "Among the possible actions to extend and improve human lives, the use of substances antioxidants such as resveratrol, could be a winning strategy.
"It has been shown that resveratrol, flavonoids and other polyphenols, induce cancer cells to die. Other studies suggest that resveratrol activates sirtuins (enzymes) to slow cellular aging.
Even on the cardiovascular system resveratrol can counteract the development of atherosclerotic plaques, the accumulation of fat and hypercholesterolemia.

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