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Benefits Of Port Wine
Probably, but...: Many doctors agree that something in red wine appears to help your heart. It's possible that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called resveratrol, have heart-healthy benefits and can increase HDL ( good cholesterol levels). After one glass a day however there is no known benefit and may actually have negative effects, so all things in moderation. ...Read more
Laser; occas surgery: For most port wine stains, serial laser therapy can greatly reduce the color and if started early enough, return the skin to near-normal appearance. Sometimes, these stained areas may increase in size and thickness, and surgery may be necessary to return this back to normal size and contour appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red wine : Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. ...Read more
Have read even a few drinks/week ups women's cancer risk. Other repts say wine in small amts has many benefits. How do I decide if it is safe for me?
See answer: Even small amounts of alcohol raise the risk of breast cancer. However, small amounts of alcohol reduces the risk of heart attack which kills many more women than breast cancer. A reasonable compromise: Light consumption of red wine. There is evidence that red wine is less likely to cause breast cancer than white wine. It appears to be a natural aromatase inhibitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer