Scientific study gave the result that resveratrol, which is present in red wine, has positive effects on health and longevity of animals. After a long investigation period, scientists managed to create a similar compound in capsules.
According to a team of U.S. researchers, women who drink red wine are less likely to raise weight than abstemious women.
Although wine has calories, according to these scientists they replace those in other foods which are not consumed, since wine would partially satisfy the appetite.
The research, published in Archives of Internal Medicine followed over 19,000 women for 13 years. At the time of starting the study, all were 39 years or older and normal weight. The participants reported how many alcoholic drinks consumed per day, and during the 13-year study, all of them gained weight progressively.
The study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, analyzed the consumption of 4 alcoholic beverages: red wine, white wine, beer and liquor.Read more
This is the time for great meals, and 2 new studies conclude that the best drink to pair them is wine, not only to improve digestion, but also to avoid having to make more holes on your belt.
The first study comes from the University of Navarra, and is part of the SUN project (Monitoring of the University of Navarra), which intends to follow the habits of thousands of people to find healthy norms of behavior.
They found that drinkers of beer and spirits tend to gain weight, gaining an average of 120 grams each year, while wine drinkers showed no weight gain. "There was no apparent association between wine consumption and weight change per year, or the risk of developing obesity," wrote the authors of the study, scheduled for publication in a forthcoming issue of the medical journal "Nutrition."