Wine drinkers live longer than beer guzzlers
"It is also known from a number of studies that wine drinkers in many cultures are from a higher socio-economic status and have a better diet than non-wine drinkers," states Professor Morten Gr?nb?k, author of the article. This may be an important factor adding to the beneficial results of wine intake. The French are noted to have a relatively low rate of cardiovascular disease, despite high smoking rates and a typical high fat diet. The fact that the French consume more wine than Americans, for example, is a probable reason to explain this so-called paradox.
According to the article, substances in wine have been shown to share the characteristics of ethanol, which can help to prevent blood clotting, in addition to cardio-protective effects. Additional data revealed benefits from wine with regard to mortality from cancer, over other alcoholic beverages. Further evidence show that the disease fighting antioxidants present in fruit and vegetables, are also present in wine.
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Morten Gr?nb?k, Dr. Med. Sci., Ph.D. is a professor at the Centre for Alcohol Research, National Institute of Public Health inCopenhagen, Denmark. He received his degrees from the University of Copenhagen and is currently married with three sons. Dr. Gr?nb?k can be reached for questions and interviews at +45 39 20 77 77 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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