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Lung disease: beneficial

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October 31, 2003


National Heart and Lung Institute, London

Red wine can help fight lung disease, a new study has revealed.

Findings published this week show resveratrol, which is found in red grape skins, could fight chronic bronchitis and emphysema – which together are known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – by reducing inflammation in the lungs.

May 21, 2002

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-115585/Drinking-white-wine-keeps-lungs-healthy.html

Red wine is good for your heart, but white wine could be the key to healthy lungs, a study reveals.

Scientists have found that wine drinkers – particularly those who prefer white wine – have healthier lungs than people who drink beer or spirits or no alcohol at all.

They believe white wine contains nutrients that ‘mop up’ toxins in the blood and may also reduce inflammation in the airways, thus protecting the lungs.

Scientists at the University of Buffalo studied 1,555 randomly selected people in New York.

Volunteers were asked about their alcohol consumption – both past and present – and lifestyle habits, including diet, before undergoing lung function tests.

Wine-drinkers had the healthiest lungs, with white wine having the most significant effect.

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