For years, research has suggested a daily tipple of wine may help to prevent heart disease. Now it seems it even has benefits for those who have already suffered a heart attack.
research shows patients who have had a heart attack are less likely to
have another one - and stand a better chance of living longer - if they
enjoy wine in moderation, rather than abstaining.
study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology, is one of
the first to look at how wine affects mortality in those who already
have serious heart disease.
and women drinking around half a litre of either red or white wine a
day - equivalent to two large glasses - were 13 per cent less likely to
suffer another cardiac 'event', such as a heart attack. They also reduced their chances of dying from heart disease by around 17 per cent compared to non-drinkers.
the researchers, from Harvard Medical School, and a number of research
centres across Italy, stressed the findings only apply to patients who
were already drinking wine on a regular basis when they joined the
Source - Daily Mail