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About.com: Wine and Health
- An overview of issues from the 'French Paradox' to wine's influence on ulcers, cancer, and heart disease.
Decanter.com: Red Wine 'Suspends' Dangers of Smoking
- Researchers in Greece report to the European Society of Cardiology that polyphenols from two glasses of red wine counteracted the negative effect on arterial function from one cigarette.
Life Extension: Resveratrol
- Article presents a summary of medical information, effects and health benefits of resveratrol, which is contained in wine, grapes and other plants.
MedicineNet.com: Cancer Prevention and Red Wine
- Summarizes the current state of knowledge mainly about the effect of red wine polyphenols on cancer in humans.
Professional Friends of Wine: Wine and Health
- Overview and explanation of recent findings of the health-related aspects of wine consumption, including headaches, sulfites, and cardiovascular effects.
WebMD: Bottoms Up
- Article summarizes some of the beneficial effects of moderate wine consumption on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Wine and Heart Health Summit
- Biennial US-based event for physicians and connoisseurs, highlighting current research on wine and cardiovascular health.
Diabetes Health: Red Wine Wonder Compound May Also Improve Kidney Function
- Research on rats conducted at Panjab University in India suggests that resveratrol, the compound found in red grape skins and red wine, may benefit kidney function through its antioxidant qualities. (April 16, 2006)
Chemical & Engineering News: Anticancer Agents Found in Aged Wine
- Article describes findings at the Research Center for Molecular Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux, which show that derivatives of oak tannins found in wine are more potent than a commercial anticancer drug. However, no research on an actual protective effect has yet been conducted. (October 25, 2005)
USNews.com: Swedish Study Suggests Moderate Wine Consumption Helps Women With Heart Disease
- Report of a study that finds a correlation between increased wine consumption among women, and increased heart rate variability, which is associated with better heart health. (February 15, 2005)
Medical News Today: A Glass of Red Wine a Day May Keep Prostate Cancer Away
- Press release by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center explains the findings of a study which shows a 50% reduction in the risk of prostate cancer among men who consumed four or more glasses of red wine a week. No effects were found with beer or hard liquor, and no consistent effect with white wine. (September 22, 2004)
The Guardian: Two Glasses of Wine a Week Still Safe for Pregnant Women
- The UK Department of Health rejects claims that the only safe choice for pregnant women and those hoping to conceive is abstention from beverage alcohol. Article also explains the opposing view. (September 14, 2004)
Chemie.DE News: Possible Antitumor Substances in Red Wine are Formed During Ageing in Oak Barrels
- A polyphenol formed when flavonoids found in red wine combine with tannins from the oak wood in barrels has strong inhibitory effects on tumors, French scientists find. (December 11, 2003)
ScienceDaily: New Cholesterol Fighter Found in Red Wine
- Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have identified another group of chemicals in red wine, saponins, that are linked to the ability to lower cholesterol. The study was reported at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. (September 08, 2003)
Harvard Gazette: Wine Molecule Slows Aging Process
- Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, has been found to extend the life span of yeast cells by 70 percent on average. Studies involving mice and later, humans, are planned. (August 18, 2003)
Doctor's Guide: One Glass of Wine Per Day Improves Arterial Elasticity
- Researchers report that modest alcohol intake resulted in increased elasticity in both small and large arteries. Wine was shown to be more beneficial than other forms of beverage alcohol. (May 15, 2003)
ScienceDaily: Drinking Wine May Lower Risk Of Dementia
- A study by the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Denmark, reported in the scientific journal Neurology, shows that flavonoids in wine may protect against Alzheimer's disease and stroke-caused mental deterioration. (November 12, 2002)
Phystech Portal: Food Scientist Developing Wine-Based Disinfectant
- Scientists at Oregon State University explore wine's antiseptic effects on E. coli and salmonella, and speculate on developing a wine-based anti-microbial spray. (October 27, 2002)
UC Davis: Tumors in Mice Delayed by Red Wine Component, Study Shows
- Catechin, a potent antioxidant found in red wine, delayed tumor formation when fed to mice that are predisposed to developing tumors, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. (October 02, 2002)
BBC News: Wine Prevents Repeat Heart Attack
- Reports a study published in the journal Circulation that suggests sensible wine consumption among middle-aged men who have had a heart attack will reduce the risk of a second one. (September 03, 2002)
ScienceDaily: Wine Drinkers Have Healthier Lifestyles
- Study reported in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition suggests that the benefits of wine drinking may not be only physiological, but that a preference for wine may be part of an overall healthier lifestyle. (July 25, 2002)
AIM-Digest: Red Wine May Keep Prostate Cancer Cells in Check
- A Spanish study published in a British medical journal finds that polyphenols found in wine may keep prostate cancer cells from proliferating. (June 01, 2002)
ScienceDaily: Drinking Wine, Particularly White Wine, May Help Keep Lungs Healthy
- A University at Buffalo study has shown that drinking wine -- especially white -- recently and over a lifetime, was associated with better lung function. (May 21, 2002)
BBC News: Red Wine 'Protects From Colds'
- Report on a study that moderate consumption of wine, especially red wine, helps fight off the common cold. (May 14, 2002)
BBC News: Why Red Wine is Healthier
- Article reporting on a study which explains some of the reasons why red wine appears to protect the heart. (December 19, 2001)
ScienceDaily: Wine Drinking May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
- Study at the State University of New York showed that drinking at least one glass of wine per week may protect against the development of colo-rectal cancer, whereas beer or mixed drinks do not. (October 16, 2000)
BBC News: Red Wine 'Can Stop Herpes'
- US-based study finds that red wine could prevent the spread of herpes. (September 19, 2000)
BBC News: A Daily Dose of Wine Could Improve the Brain
- Reports on an Italian study which finds that resveratrol, found in wine, helps to regenerate neural cells. (January 06, 1999)
CNN: Study Links Moderate Wine Drinking, Lower Stroke Risk
- A 16-year study of 13,000 people in Denmark finds that a weekly intake of wine significantly reduces the risk of stroke. (December 03, 1998)
ScienceDaily: Red Wine's Health Benefits May be Due in Part to "Estrogen" in Grape Skin
- Northwestern University Medical School researchers have found that resveratrol, a form of estrogen found in red grapes and wine, may be responsible for wine's anti-carcinogenic and anti-arteriosclerotic properties. (December 19, 1997)
CNN: Wine Industry Trumpets Anti-Bacteria Research
- West Virginia University researcher suggests that one to two glasses of wine with meals may help wipe out bacterial food contamination. (May 07, 1996)
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