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Glass of Red a Day May Cut Heart Disease By 33%

New research shows in vino, health benefits
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 11:07 AM CST

(Newser) – 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.

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 "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.)

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