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Will the antioxidants in red wine help offset the liver damage from the alcohol?

Will the antioxidants in red wine help offset the liver damage from the alcohol?

Not in any...: ...Significant way. If you get the same damage from 10 glasses of wine as from 9 shots of vodka, i don't call that a major protective effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol) taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol)  taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Seems ok: Red wine in moderate amounts like a glass a day is tolerated by one with normal liver function. If you're really concerned have your physician order a battery of liver function tests. You are averaging 3 glasses a day. ...Read more

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Can you drink any kind of alcohol beverage to maintain good health or is it limited to 1 glass of red wine?

Can you drink any kind of alcohol beverage to maintain good health or is it limited to 1 glass of red wine?

Little impact: This old story is typical of the problems that are caused by retrospective studies -- self-reports without the possibility of controlling for other variables. Different studies give very different results. The hoopla a few years ago about something magic in red wine itself turned out to be fueled by fraudulent research. Stay healthy by proven methods & make ur alcohol / wine decisions to please u. ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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My husband says drinking red wine is good 4 health is it true? i was totally against alcohol hearing this from my husband i was confused can u help?

My husband says drinking red wine is good 4 health is it true? i was totally against alcohol hearing this from my husband i was confused can u help?

Antioxidants...: Red wine has been shown to be beneficial for health-likely due to the antioxidants that are found in the skin of the grapes. This is not a reason to start drinking wine if you don't drink alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption certainly has risks that outweigh the benefits. If you want antioxidants, you are better off eating a spinach salad with vegetables than drinking wine. ...Read more

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Some scientific studies say red wine 1 glass is good for health! Some say any alcohol is bad! What's truth? How can it be science if its conflicting?

Some scientific studies say red wine 1 glass is good for health! Some say any alcohol is bad! What's truth? How can it be science if its conflicting?

This is a great: example of how many things in life, especially health, are not totally black or white in spite of applying a rigorous scientific method.Best evidence to date suggests that red wine contains substances,i.e. reservatrol that are healthy.Medical guidelines say 1 drink a day for men/2 for women is fine.Those who say "drink nothing" worry folks can't stop there and are at risk for alcoholism. Stay well ...Read more

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Red wine is good for your heart but what does it do to your liver?

Red wine is good for your heart but what does it do to  your liver?

Depends on amount: It is my understanding that no more than one glass of red wine per day may be helpful for heart health and is not likely to have negative liver effects; but higher amounts of wine on a regular basis could very well have adverse liver effects. ...Read more

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Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

May be not: Fatty liver is usually caused by high storage of triglycerides -- and this is caused by too much calorie intakes from perhaps diet or alcohol and usually the liver enzymes is mildly elevated. So, i don't think i would advise you to drink wine for cardioprotective at this time, instead i would advise you to take up exercise and healthy diet and weight management --. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more