Wine Not? The Health Benefits of Red Wine

Wine Not?

A glass of red wine a day may keep the doctor away. Research has suggested that moderate red wine consumption — one 4-ounce glass for women and two 4-ounce glasses for men — may be considered healthy. While drinking red wine in moderation may be healthy, it is important to remember that there are health consequences for binge drinking — three or more glasses per day. Long-term, excessive drinking can damage the body’s nerve cells, liver and pancreas. It is also important to talk to your doctor if you have health problems. These may negate the benefits of moderate drinking. Here’s a quick guide for sorting out facts from wishful thinking on the health benefits of red wine.

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June 12, 2015

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June 12, 2015