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Arthritis: beneficial

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May 6, 2008

Source: Daily Mail

Because white wine contains the compounds tyrosol and caffeic acid, which act as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, scientists at the University of Milan believe it could help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

November 29, 2005

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-370098/Red-wine-ease-sore-joints.htm

Red wine could hold the secret to repairing joint damage caused by osteoarthritis, according to the latest research looking at the benefits of the drink.

Scientists have found that resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in certain types of grape, appears to halt the damage done to cartilage – the gristle-like substance that covers the ends of bones in a joint – and speed up recovery.

During laboratory experiments, tissue was taken from patients undergoing knee replacement surgery and cells were exposed to small doses of resveratrol.

The results, presented at a recent American College Of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego, showed the wine chemical protected cells in the knee joint against further damage.

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