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Does red wine contain something specifically good for you that other alcoholic beverages don't contain?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Resveratrol
Resveratrol is found in red wine (as well as other plant based foods) and is thought to help with anti-aging, cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, etc.
The "medical jury" is still out and awaiting the outcome of unbiased studies to determine its possible benefits. So, drink red wine to enjoy it and not for any perceived health benefits, but limit your alcohol to 1/day for women, 2 for men.

In brief: Resveratrol
Resveratrol is found in red wine (as well as other plant based foods) and is thought to help with anti-aging, cancer prevention, heart disease prevention, etc.
The "medical jury" is still out and awaiting the outcome of unbiased studies to determine its possible benefits. So, drink red wine to enjoy it and not for any perceived health benefits, but limit your alcohol to 1/day for women, 2 for men.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe, maybe not
On the heals of the red wine research (which focused on anti-oxidants), other studies looked at the alcohol itself.
The result has been the suggestion that moderate consumption of alcohol can help to raise your HDL (good cholesterol) and lower your overall risk of heart disease. This equates to 2 "standard drinks" per day for a man, 1 for a woman (10 and 5/week, respectively). Beer, wine, whiskey.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not
On the heals of the red wine research (which focused on anti-oxidants), other studies looked at the alcohol itself.
The result has been the suggestion that moderate consumption of alcohol can help to raise your HDL (good cholesterol) and lower your overall risk of heart disease. This equates to 2 "standard drinks" per day for a man, 1 for a woman (10 and 5/week, respectively). Beer, wine, whiskey.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Here's a link to the article in Circulation: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/94/11/3023.full
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