Monday, April 27, 2009

7-9 of 101 healthy reasons to drink wine

7. Wine polyphenols discourage the formation of a hormone-like substance called endothelin-1, which is associated with the develoment of cholesterol plaques in arteries. One of the many ways in which wine is heart-healthy.
8. Wine substances encourage the development of molecules called "heat shock" proteins which protect the heart and other muscles from the deleterious effects of oxygen starvation.
9. Wine -derived molecules bind LDL, the bad cholesterol.

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