Red wine may lower the risk of heart disease.

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Small amounts of red wine are linked to more health benefits than any other alcoholic beverage. These benefits occur when a part of a healthy diet like the Mediterranean diet.

There seems to be a J-shaped curve that explains the relationship between wine intake and the risk of heart disease UFABET

People who drink approximately 150 ml (5 oz) of red wine a day moderately decrease their risk compared to non-drinkers.

However, higher intake increases the risk of heart disease dramatically.

Drinking small amounts of red wine may reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to retain the “good” HDL cholesterol in the blood. Oxidative damage and the oxidation of the “bad” LDL cholesterol may also be reduced by up to 50% .

One study also showed that consuming 2–3 glasses of dealcoholized red wine per day may lower blood pressure .

Some older studies have found that moderate wine drinkers are at a lower risk of death from heart disease. Compared to non-drinkers or beer and spirit drinkers. But newer research is needed to confirm this claim.

  • Reduced risk of dementia: Drinking 1–2 glasses of wine per day has linked to a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease .
  • Reduced risk of depression: A study of middle aged and elderly people show that. Those who drank 2–7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to become depressed