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Does drinking red wine protect you from heart disease?

Red wine may protect you from heart disease, but some people shouldn't drink it at all.

Will any old red do?
2. Will any old red do?
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Initial studies by London researchers suggest cabernet sauvignon may be the most effective at protecting against heart disease.

All reds suppress endothelin-1, a protein in blood vessels that leads to hardening of the arteries, but the polyphenols in cab sav more than halve its production.

Heart disease is more than one condition. The term cardiovascular disease is more descriptive: it covers any problem that affects the heart, veins and arteries anywhere in the body.



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