Israeli University Study’s Preliminary Results Indicate Moderate Consumption of Red Wine Beneficial to Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers
Doctors in Israel are exploring whether or not red wine can protect the heart health of patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The study looked at participants with the condition who drank a small glass of red wine, white wine, or mineral water with dinner and found those drinking red wine had healthy hearts.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
The most common type of diabetes, Type 2 means the body does not use insulin properly. It is sometimes referred to as “insulin resistance”. It is caused by genetic disposition, lifestyle or a combination of both. Sufferers of Type 2 Diabetes are susceptible to significant heart issues. But a glass or two of red each day could help.
Scientists are once again touting the benefits of red wine.
Studies show that enzymes found in red wine can help burn fat and help liver health.
Dr. Neil Shay, of the University of Oregon, has been turning mice into couch potatoes for good reason: to test his hypothesis that red wine can help the liver in how it handles fats. Of course, this also applies to simply eating red grapes but he found that wine has the same effect due to ellagic acid, a chemical found in dark red grapes.
Red wine helps clear acne, slow aging and drop blood pressure. Now experts in the US have found that it can also aid in keeping memory sharp.
Researchers at three US Universities have found a link between moderate drinking by people over 60-years-old and memory. In cases where people over age sixty did not drink, their memory recall was not as good as those who drink moderately. Moderate consumption of alcohol is defined as two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.