Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Drinks

New Year's Resolution: Drink More Wine

An avalanche of health research shows wine is good for you. It is beneficial for your brain, heart, blood circulation, and mood. What other medicine can do all that? And give you the satisfaction that swirling a wine can give?

Key research has found that wine can not only increase your quality of life, but increase the length as well. The long term research project, the Copenhagen City Heart Study in Denmark, resulted in a quantity of health data on wine drinkers and how they compared with non-drinkers.

The study found that daily wine drinkers at any given age had 50% less risk of dying compared to those who never drank wine. Results published in the British Medical Journal, indicated there was a 49% decrease in total mortality with people who consumed 3 to 5 glasses of wine daily. Consumers of 1 to 3 glasses had a 30% decrease, compared with people who never drank wine.

The Copenhagen City Heart Study was conducted with 13,000 men and women aged 30 to 70 from 1976 to 1988. The subjects were controlled for gender, age, education, income, smoking, weight, and other factors.

Red wine in particular is high in polyphenolic compounds, such as resveratrol. These compounds may be the reason for the "French Paradox." The French eat 30% more fat than Americans but suffer 40% fewer heart attacks. The evidence that the French consumption of red wine with their meals counterbalances the fattier diet is being supported by research.

So drink red wine to stave off dementia, aging, and cancer. Also imbibe to protect against male impotence and increase a woman’s libido.


What new medical wonders can boast of all that? So pour yourself a glass of your favorite red wine and toast to better health in the new year!

Comments

  • Shnikkerdoodle 4 years ago

    Very insightful! Great sense of humor. Glad I found this site!!

  • KATHERINE BEDFORD 4 years ago

    GREAT WORK TRACEY AND VERY INTERESTING!

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Hyundai Sonata
    The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is one amazing car, has terrific value and astonishing design
    Camera
    13 Photos
  • Asparagus and shrimp stir-fry
    Asparagus and shrimp: Try this quick and really tasty stir-fry
    Camera
    8 Photos
  • Pauley Perrette
    Hair color sends Pauley Perrette from NCIS to the emergency room
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Smart tray
    Need more counter space in the bathroom? Try the Smart Tray
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Wazee Supper Club
    Wazee Supper Club's summer menu is here to help you beat the summer heat
    Camera
    6 Photos