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History of wine articles:

Wine & health articles:Chronology of wine as medicineSummary of the medicinal uses of wine by the ancientsSummary of medicinal benefits of wine in moderationWine & health summary of OenotherapyAn update on OenotherapyAllergy, side effects and HangoversWhy white wine is just as good for you as red wineDementiaWhite wine & improved lung functionDr Phil Norrie's Thesis 'Wine and health through the ages'

One of the qualities commonly assigned to wine is truth.

– Pliny the Elder

Wine & health

Summary of the medicinal benefits of wine in moderation
– Current Research & Thinking

This list is to show that there are many other health benefits from consuming wine in moderation besides those relating to the circulatory system.

  1. Reduction of Vascular Disease (due to greatly improved blood flow) resulting in:
    • Reduced Coronary Heart Disease
    • Reduced Ischaemic Stroke
    • Reduced Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Reduced Osteoporosis
    • Increased Intellect in the Elderly
    • Reduced Macular Degeneration (a common cause of blindness)
    • Reduced Renal Failure (50% of renal failure is due to vascular disease)
  2. Tonic – wine contains many substances including most vitamins, minerals and trace elements
  3. Fat and cholesterol free source of carbohydrate
  4. Reduced cancer
  5. Reduced blood pressure
  6. Antiseptic due to alcohol and more importantly polyphenols
  7. Increases morale and appetite – nursing home and hospital patients
  8. Wine contains Quercetin, Resveratrol and Epicatechin which are potent anti-oxidants and also act as anti-carcinogens
  9. Reduction in colds
  10. Diabetes – dry wine only alcoholic drink that is allowed with diabetes as all the sugar has been converted to alcohol and reduced insulin resistance
  11. Reduced gallstones
  12. Reduced kidney stones
  13. Reduced Alzheimer’s disease
  14. Reduced Parkinson’s disease
  15. Improved digestion
  16. Reduced H. Pylori infection of the stomach and duodenum leading to reduced ulcers
  17. Improved physical condition of the elderly
  18. Reduced Hepatitis A
  19. Reduced stress and depression
  20. Reduced essential tremor
  21. Reduced tooth decay
  22. Reduced cancer of the prostate by up to 50%

Dr Philip NORRIE

MBBS,MA,MSc,MSocSc[Hons],PhD, currently doing MD

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