Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two more healthy reasons to drink wine

These next two items deal with kidney health, an unglamorous but important topic. If your kidneys aren't happy, you won't be either.
28. Several studies have analyzed the relationship of drinking to risk of kidney (renal) cancer. A pooled analysis indicates that wine drinking offers a measurable benefit in reducing the risk.
29. Diabetes causes a disease of the kidneys called diabetic nephropathy. Wine drinking and diets high in polyphenols (the antioxidants from wine and berries) are associated with a slowing of disease progression in diabetics.

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