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October 28, 2003

Source: Daily Mail

Scientists in Spain reported that red wine stopped people from getting colds. Experts at five universities found that people who drank more than two glasses of red wine a day had 44% fewer colds than teetotallers.

December 16, 2002

Source: Daily Mail

Doctors have discovered that drinking a moderate amount can help develop a kind of immunity against the 200 viruses that trigger the common cold.

The study found that people who had more than 14 glasses of wine a week had a 40 per cent lower risk of getting a cold than teetotallers.

And the protection was even stronger for those who favoured red wine over white, said the report in the latest American Journal of Epidemiology.

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