Health Benefits of Wine
Every year, we get to read about new studies that test how healthy wine is for the human body. However, it is often difficult to tell which studies are accurate. A study conducted by the American Heart Association suggests that wine, when consumed in moderation, can lead to a range of positive effects on health. Let us take a look at some important health benefits of wine.
Wine is said to increase energy levels, and lifespans, when consumed in moderate quantities. Studies have shown that individuals who consume wine on a frequent basis, have mortality rates that are 34 percent lower than others who consume spirits or beers. The study was conducted in Finland, and published in the Journals of Gerontology in 2007.
Low risk of heart disease/ strokes
Wine is also said to reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. Studies conducted by both the Harvard University and the Queen Mary University in London, show that wine contains particular chemicals that protect the heart from disease and blood pressure build up.
Reduced risk of breast cancer
While regularly consuming spirits or beer can increase the likelihood of hugely debilitating conditions like breast cancer, wine, on the other hand, can reduce this risk. Researchers working out of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles found that moderate consumption of wine, found that chemicals present in grape skins and seeds control estrogen secretion in the body, while stimulating testosterone, especially in pre-menopausal women.
Reduced risk of depression
Studies conducted in Spain, and published in BMC Medicine have also suggested that wine consumption may be able to help tackle depression. A study conducted over a seven year period found that participants who consumed wine on a regular basis, experienced better overall mental health. Individuals who consumed anywhere between two and seven glasses of wine every week, were much less likely to experience symptoms of depression.
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