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  • Half A Glass Of Wine A Day May Boost Life Expectancy By Five Years - Science Daily, 4/29/09 - "light long term alcohol consumption of all types—up to 20 g a day— extended life by around two extra years compared with no alcohol at all. Extended life expectancy was slightly less for those who drank more than 20 g ... men who drank only wine, and less than half a glass of it a day, lived around 2.5 years longer than those who drank beer and spirits, and almost five years longer than those who drank no alcohol at all"
  • Drinking Wine May Increase Survival Among Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients - Science Daily, 4/21/09 - "those who drank wine had a 76 percent five-year survival compared with 68 percent for non-wine drinkers. Further research found five-year, disease-free survival was 70 percent among those who drank wine compared with 65 percent among non-wine drinkers"
  • Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer - WebMD, 3/2/09 - "Esophageal cancer rates have increased over the last three decades, due to a more than 500% increase of a subtype of the cancer linked to acid reflux disease, known as esophageal adenocarcinoma ... drinking as little as one glass of wine a day was associated with a 56% decrease in the risk for developing Barrett's esophagus ... About 5% of the U.S. population is estimated to have Barrett's, but most are never diagnosed. People with the condition have about a 30- to 40-fold higher risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma than the general population ... Wine is high in antioxidants and other studies have shown that people who eat plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are less likely to have Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer"
  • A Little Wine Boosts Omega-3 In The Body: Novel Mechanism For A Healthier Heart Found - Science Daily, 12/5/08 - "moderate alcohol drinking acts like a 'trigger', boosting the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in our body ... the association was stronger between wine drinking and omega-3 fatty acids levels. This suggests that components of wine other than alcohol is associated with omega-3 fatty acids concentration. We may guess this effect can be ascribed to polyphenols"
  • Hazardous Levels Of Metal Ions Found In Many Commercial Table Wines, Study Suggests - Science Daily, 10/29/08 - "An analysis of reported levels of metals in wines from sixteen different countries found that only those from Argentina, Brazil and Italy did not pose a potential health risk owing to metals"
  • Red Wine May Lower Lung Cancer Risk - Science Daily, 10/7/08 - "there was on average a two percent lower lung cancer risk associated with each glass of red wine consumed per month ... Red wine is known to contain high levels of antioxidants. There is a compound called resveratrol that is very rich in red wine because it is derived from the grape skin. This compound has shown significant health benefits in preclinical studies" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Tummy's Taste For Red Wine With Red Meat - Science Daily, 6/30/08
  • Israeli Study: Drinking Red Wine May Improve Meat's Healthfullness - Science Daily, 6/27/08 - "The rats that had eaten the turkey meat without the wine had high levels of chemicals that promote oxidation, which has been linked to cancer, atherosclerosis, and other serious disease ... the rats that got the turkey meat and the red wine had less of those oxidation chemicals in their stomach and blood after their meal"
  • Low-dose resveratrol may slow ageing: for mice at least - Nutra USA, 6/4/08 - "animals in the calorie-restriction and low-dose resveratrol groups had altered gene expression profiles in 90 and 92 per cent, respectively, in the heart ... In short, a glass of wine or food or supplements that contain even small doses of resveratrol are likely to represent "a robust intervention in the retardation of cardiac ageing,"" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Substance In Red Wine, Resveratrol, Found To Keep Hearts Young - Science Daily, 6/4/08 - "Resveratrol is active in much lower doses than previously thought and mimics a significant fraction of the profile of caloric restriction at the gene expression level ... In animals on a restricted diet, 90 percent of those heart genes experienced altered gene expression profiles, while low doses of resveratrol thwarted age-related change in 92 percent. The new findings, say the study's authors, were associated with prevention of the decline in heart function associated with aging" - See resveratrol products at Amazon.com.
  • Red wine keeps liver healthy, suggests new study - Nutra USA, 5/22/08 - "People who drank up to one glass of wine a day saw the risk of liver disease due to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) cut in half ... In contrast, compared with wine drinkers, people who reported modest consumption of beer or spirits had over four times the odds of having suspected NAFLD"
  • Wine May Protect Against Dementia, Study Suggests - Science Daily, 4/10/08 - "among those women who reported that they drank wine a considerably lower proportion suffered from dementia, whereas this correlation was not found among those who had reported that they regularly drank beer or liquor"
  • Red Wine, Tea, May Help Regulate Blood Sugar In Type 2 Diabetics, Research Suggests - Science Daily, 4/2/08 - "Both red and white wines were tested in the laboratory using in vitro enzyme studies to determine how well they could inhibit the activity of a target enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, responsible for triggering the absorption of glucose by the small intestine. Red wine was the winner, able to inhibit the enzyme by nearly 100 percent. Values for white wine hovered around 20 percent ... red wine contains roughly ten times more polyphenolics than white wine"
  • Moderate Alcohol Consumption In Middle Age Can Lower Cardiac Risk, Study Shows - Science Daily, 3/7/08 - "After 4 years of follow-up, new moderate drinkers had a 38% lower chance of developing cardiovascular disease than did their non-drinking counterparts ... When comparing non-drinkers to wine-only drinkers, drinkers of other types of alcohol, and heavy drinkers, the wine-only drinkers had the most significant reduction in cardiovascular events"
  • Chemical In Red Wine, Fruits And Vegetables May Stop Cancer, Heart Disease, Depending On The Dose - Science Daily, 10/30/07 - "very high doses of antioxidant polyphenols shut down and prevent cancerous tumors by cutting off the formation of new blood vessels needed for tumor growth ... the same polyphenols play a beneficial role for those with diseased hearts and circulatory systems by facilitating blood vessel growth ... the amount of polyphenols necessary to obtain an anti-cancer effect is the equivalent of drinking about a bottle of red wine each day" - See grape seed extract at Amazon.com.
  • Glucose Benefits of Wine in Diabetics - Medscape, 9/21/07 - "At the end of three months, 91 subjects remained in the study; those in the alcohol-intervention group experienced a statistically significant drop in fasting plasma glucose, from a mean of 139.6 mg/dL to 118 mg/dL"
  • Red Wine Protects The Prostate - Science Daily, 5/25/07 - "men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week are only 52% as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who do not drink red wine ... when white wine was compared with red, red had the most benefit ... But much of the speculation focuses on chemicals—including various flavonoids and resveratrol—missing from other alcoholic beverages"
  • Wine Drinkers May Live Longer - WebMD, 2/28/07 - "Men who drink about half a glass of wine a day over decades may outlive teetotalers by four years on average ... Light alcohol intake may boost HDL ("good") cholesterol and help prevent blood clots"
  • Red Wine vs. Colon Cancer - WebMD, 10/24/06 - "3% of red wine drinkers had such abnormal growths, compared with nearly 9% of white wine drinkers and almost 10% of teetotalers ... they suggest that a compound found in grapes and red wine – the antioxidant resveratrol -- may cut the odds of getting abnormal colon growths that can become cancerous"
  • Resveratrol in red wine could cut colorectal cancer risk - Nutra USA, 10/23/06 - "Drinking more than three glasses of red wine a week could cut the risk of colorectal cancer by almost 70 per cent ... the active component in wine that may be behind the apparent benefits is most likely resveratrol"
  • Red Wine May Prevent Alzheimer's - WebMD, 9/20/06 - "After seven months of sipping their designated drinks, the mice individually were placed in a maze and challenged to find their way out ... Those in the red wine group performed best. The mice in the ethanol group weren't better at mastering the maze than the teetotalers ... The mice in the red wine group were quicker to adapt to that change"
  • White Wine as Good for Heart as Red? - WebMD, 8/11/06
  • Study Refutes Heart Health Benefits of Wine - CBS 2 Chicago, 6/16/05
  • Moderate Red Wine Drinking Reduces Risk for Cataract - Medscape, 5/5/05 - "Five-year incidence of cataract was 22% in drinkers and 32.2% in nondrinkers. Based on alcohol consumption, cataracts occurred in 23% of beer drinkers, 19% of spirit drinkers, and 13% of wine drinkers"
  • Both Beer, Red Wine Raise Blood Pressure - WebMD, 4/18/05 - "Compared with the men who did not drink any alcohol, the red wine drinkers had a nearly a 2.5 point jump in their systolic blood pressure. Beer drinkers' blood pressure rose nearly two points"
  • Red Wine Protects The Heart - Science Daily, 3/30/05 - "His laboratory found polyphenols, minus the alcohol, are powerful anti–oxidants. Polyphenols also are found in fruit, particularly berries, as well as green tea and chocolate. Anti–oxidants slow cell deterioration. The polyphenols also help prevent the build up of plaque on the smooth muscle cells, as well as inhibit platelet formation, which can lead to blood clotting"
  • Wine Keeps Women's Hearts Beating Healthily - Science Daily, 2/22/05 - "HRV was highest in women who drank 5 or more grams of alcohol a day, equivalent to more than half a standard unit, and lowest in those who drank no alcohol at all"
  • Screw Tops Are Wine Bottles Of The Future - CBS Chicago, 1/7/05 - "Roughly one in every 20 bottles of wine is ruined because of a tainted cork. Bacteria in the cork can pass into the wine and spoil the aroma and flavor"
  • Red Wine May Guard Against Lung Cancer - WebMD, 10/27/04
  • Study Says What's Good for the Heart May Be Good for the Bones - Doctor's Guide, 10/7/04 - "The study demonstrated a gain of up to 5% in bone mineral density (BMD) at the hip in postmenopausal women who drank 2 or fewer glasses of wine daily, and up to 7% in men who drank 1 or 2 beers daily"
  • Red Wine Protects Prostate - WebMD, 9/23/04
  • Daily Glass of Red Wine May Cut Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer - Doctor's Guide, 9/23/04 - "men who consumed four or more glasses of red wine per week reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent ... That compound, Stanford and colleagues believe, may be an antioxidant called resveratrol, which is abundant in the skins of red grapes but much less so in the skins of white grapes"
  • Wine Eases Blood Pressure Risks - WebMD, 9/17/04 - "moderate wine drinkers at every level of blood pressure were significantly less likely to die from any cause during a 13- to 21-year follow-up period ... more than 60 grams of alcohol a day from wine or a combination of wine and beer was not associated with any reduction in death risks"
  • Red Wine Beats Gin for Heart Health - WebMD, 8/13/04 - "40 healthy men consumed 30 grams of ethanol either in the form of two glasses (about 10 ounces) of red wine (Merlot) or 3.3 ounces of gin with dinner each day for 28 days ... Both groups had lower levels of fibrinogen ... those who drunk red wine also had lower levels of C-reactive protein and two other inflammatory markers"
  • Wine beneficial in old age - Nutra USA, 5/3/04
  • Cancer Claims for Red Wine Supplement Suspect - WebMD, 4/21/04 - "resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grape skins, wine, and peanuts, barely enters the human bloodstream when taken by mouth"
  • Q&A: Is a glass of wine (or two) good for you? - MSNBC, 4/19/04
  • Sherry Shares Wine's Health Benefits - WebMD, 3/19/04
  • Sherry Joins Ranks of Heart-Friendly Drinks - HealthDay, 3/19/04
  • Wine after carb-heavy meal causes drop in vital hormone - HealthDay, 11/21/03
  • “Grape Expectations”: Lengthen Lifetime with Red Wine? - Physician's Weekly, 9/15/03 - "Resveratrol, a molecule that exists naturally in grapes and red wine, was shown to extend the life span of yeast cells (polyphenols) by up to 80%. The researchers plan to examine resveratrol's effect in multi-cellular organisms such as worms, fruit flies, and eventually humans"
  • New Healthy Ingredient Found in Red Wine - WebMD, 9/9/03 - "red wines are a significant source of saponins, which are believed to promote heart health by binding to cholesterol and preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the blood. The plant compounds are also thought to play a role in inflammation, which could have beneficial effects in reducing heart disease and cancer risks ... Of the wines tested, red zinfandel had the highest saponin levels" - See iHerb grape seed extracts.
  • More Signs That Red Wine May Cut Cholesterol - HealthDay, 9/9/03
  • Red Wine Counteracts Cigarette Smoking - WebMD, 9/4/03 - "Drinking two glasses of red wine for every cigarette smoked is not a wise idea ... However, red wine contains antioxidants -- phenols -- so powerful that they can counteract something so harmful as smoking. That's his message" - See iHerb grape seed extracts.
  • Toast Red Wine for a Ripe Old Age? - HealthDay, 8/27/03
  • Drinking Red Wine May Slow Aging - WebMD, 8/25/03
  • One Glass of Wine Per Day Improves Arterial Elasticity - Doctor's Guide, 5/15/02 - "Modest alcohol intake was defined as no more than one glass of wine or beer, or less than 30 mL of hard alcohol daily ... All drinkers, particularly wine drinkers, demonstrated increased elasticity in both small and large arteries, as well as lower heart rates, compared with nondrinkers ... The only negative effect associated with moderate drinking was a slight increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Beer drinkers showed the highest blood-pressure elevations ... moderate wine drinking is associated with higher arterial elasticity, lower pulse rate, and higher stroke volume"
  • Wine List for Heart Health Narrows - HealthDay, 2/7/03
  • Some Red Wine Better for You Than Others - WebMD, 2/4/03 - "They found that some of the wines were able to increase both the amount and activity of an enzyme that helps protect blood vessels from hardening (atherosclerosis), a process that can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. This enzyme, called endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), increases levels of nitric oxide, which helps lower blood pressure and slow plaque formation among other benefits"
  • Wine Drinkers Stay Sharp Longer - WebMD, 11/12/02
  • Wine Causes Liver Damage, Too - WebMD, 11/11/02
  • Here's a Twist: Red Wine Bad for Heart - WebMD, 9/30/02 - "Red wine, says Raghvendra Dubey, PhD, may actually be heart "un-healthy" for women because a component of the wine works at a cellular level to block the beneficial effects of estrogen"
  • The Lungs Favor White Wine - WebMD, 5/20/02 - "those studies have shown that a daily dose of 1 to 3 glasses of red wine can improve cardiovascular health ... We found that white wine intake was strongly associated with better [lung] function ... One glass of wine per day equaled a 1.5% higher lung function, adding one or two more years to the person's lifetime; 3 glasses a day improved lung capacity by 3% ... He speculates that white wine drinkers have higher levels of vitamin antioxidants in their blood" - Also see grape seed extract/Pycnogenol.

Abstracts:

  • Red Wine Protects against Ethanol-Induced Oxidative Stress in Rat Liver - J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Jun 23 - "Red wine (RW) is rich in polyphenolic antioxidants, often reported as hepatoprotective agents ... Six-month-old Wistar rats were treated with RW or EtOH; controls were pair-fed. EtOH increased 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine and decreased reduced and oxidized glutathione. These animals also displayed stimulated superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione reductase activities. RW treatment decreased malondialdehyde and reduced glutathione levels. Glutathione-S-transferase and selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase activities were stimulated and glutathione reductase activity was inhibited by RW intake. No modifications were detected in nuclear factor-kappa B or alkaline phosphatase activities. EtOH consumption induced fibrosis in portal spaces and hepatocyte lipid accumulation that were absent with RW treatment. This paper highlights the importance of RW nonalcoholic components and the relevance of biological matrix in the study of EtOH oxidative effects"
  • The effect of chronic consumption of red wine on cardiovascular disease risk factors in postmenopausal women - Atherosclerosis. 2005 Aug 8 - "chronic consumption of RW significantly reduced fasting LDL cholesterol concentrations by 8% and increased HDL cholesterol concentrations by 17% in hypercholesterolaemic postmenopausal women ... Collectively, regular consumption of full-complement red wine reduces CVD risk by improving fasting lipid levels in hypercholesterolaemic postmenopausal women"
  • Relation between homocysteine concentrations and the consumption of different types of alcoholic beverages: the French Supplementation with Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals Study - Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Aug;78(2):334-338 - "Wine consumption may increase tHcy concentrations, whereas beer consumption seems to have no effect (or even an inverse effect) on tHcy"
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