But to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a reputable scientific body has acted on this research to suggest that non-drinkers should seek advice about taking up moderate wine drinking for its positive effects on their health. They concluded that moderate daily alcohol consumption (up to about three drinks) can lower the risk of coronary heart disease by about 25%. The study was based on almost 21,000 physicians who were followed during a twelve year period.The causes of the reduction seem to be an increase in the concentration of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood and a thinning of the blood. Type II diabetes puts people at risk for stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, circulatory problems, and blindness, so reducing its incidence is an important way to reduce these risks.is part of a rising tide of positive medical news about alcohol, leading many doctors to recommend the moderate daily use of wine, beer, and liquor.People who take up to two drinks a day were found to be at 45% lower risk than non-drinkers of having an ischemic stroke (blood clots in the brain).
Moreover, the effect appears to be cumulative: Those who drank one to two glasses per day had only 20% of the polyp incidence of non-drinkers.
(May 31, 2002) reports on two recent European studies that claim that light to moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and dementia among older people. report their findings in the January 26, 2002 issue of . Based on a study of 5,400 people in Rotterdam, the researchers believe that high cholesterol and blood clots contribute to dementia and that alcohol consumption reduces these vascular factors. claim in the December issue of that moderate wine consumption (less than half a litre per day for women and less than one litre per day for men) could lead to a lower risk of the onset of dementia. , August/September 2001) reports that consumption of at least 1.8mg of Boron per day reduces the incidence of colon cancer in men to less than one-third of the incidence of men ingesting under 0.9mg per day. The good news is that a glass of wine contains about 0.5mg of Boron, so four a day should provide the sort of results shown in the study.
Boron is one of the ingredients of cleaning compounds like Twenty Mule Team Borax (does anyone remember Death Valley days? Three caveats: Here is a consensus statement from the Alcohol and Wine in Health and Disease conference of the New York Academy of Science (April 2001): “If you drink, do so in moderation. Moderate alcohol consumption may be advisable.” There has been a lot of research that shows the health benefits of moderate wine consumption. 7, 10 April 2000) reports that men over 40 who are light to moderate drinkers are about half as likely as to develop adult-onset (Type II) diabetes as those who rarely or never drink.
Kenneth Mukmul of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston who studied the incidence of dementia among elderly Americans.
He reports that light to moderate consumption of beverage alcohol (one to fourteen drinks a week) results in a lower incidence of dementia.
Here is some of the benefits: Wine helps to reduce the risk of both angina and stroke.