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Cholesterol: beneficial

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September 1, 2009

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1210335/Health-news-Champagne-cuts-cholesterol-affordable-hair-extensions-chemo-patients-new-drug-lupus.html

Champagne could help cut bad cholesterol and help prevent strokes. A glass of champagne may be as beneficial as red wine at lowering the risk of heart disease.

Like red wine, champagne contains phenols – compounds which work as antioxidants. It is believed that phenols help keep arteries clear of fatty deposits caused by high levels of LDL – or bad cholesterol.

This lowers the risk of atherosclerosis – a condition where the arteries harden and become narrower, restricting the supply of blood.

September 6, 2005

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-361484/A-glass-red-wine-lowers-cholesterol.html

Sicilian red wine could be a key ingredient of the healthy Mediterranean diet.

Research shows that when men and women who rarely or never drank red wine were given a glass or two a day, they were significantly healthier a month later.

Their cholesterol was lower, they had less inflammation and fewer risk factors for heart disease, and their levels of antioxidants had increased significantly.

‘Our results suggest moderate consumption of red wine is a positive component of the Mediterranean diet,’ say doctors from the University of Palermo.

February 1, 2005

Source: Daily Mail

Now we all have the perfect excuse to crack open a bottle of red wine after a long hard day – a glass of red wine increases good cholesterol and lowers levels of a blood-clotting chemical.

New research shows that a daily glass of red wine for four weeks increases HDL or good cholesterol by up to 16%, and reduces the amount of the clotting compound fibrinogen by up to 15%.

March 28, 2002

Source: Daily Mail

Those who drink one or two glasses of wine a day have a reduced risk of developing blocked arteries in the legs. Wine improves circulation, dilates blood vessels and raises good cholesterol.

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