Healthy Red wine can't reduce blood pressure

September 28, 2011 16:41
Healthy Red wine can't reduce blood pressure

Healthy Red wine can't reduce blood pressureRed wine is good for your heart health. Researches have suggested one or two glass a day can reduce your heart disease risk.

The health benefits are said to come from antioxidants called polyphenols.  However, now Dutch researchers have found that the polyphenols don't seem to promote heart health by reducing blood pressure.

"Our findings do not support [the idea] that potential cardiovascular benefits of red wine consumption result from blood pressure lowering by polyphenols," said researcher Ilse Botden, from Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The findings don't suggest red wine isn't still heart-healthy - just that it doesn't seem to work by lowering blood pressure.  The benefit of red wine and heart health, she says, ''apparently occurs in a blood pressure-independent manner."

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