Here's to new evidence that red wine is good for the heart. Women who drank two glasses of red wine a day had higher levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and lower levels of substances that cause blood vessel inflammation, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A daily glass or two of red wine could reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by a third, said the lead researcher.
"A person who usually drinks up to this quantity of alcohol should maintain this healthy habit," he said. But he cautioned that non-drinkers should not take up drinking wine because other health problems could emerge. White wine has fewer benefits. Red wine has a higher concentration of polyphenols, which reduce inflammation. (Read more red wine stories.)