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Red Wine - Take to Heart

Health Notes from Dr. Liz

September 4, 2007

In Mediterranean countries such as France where folks eat diets that contain ample amounts of fat, it might seem improbable that the population has a lower overall risk for heart disease than does the population of the United States. Sometimes referred to as the “French Paradox,” the heart health of the French can partly be credited to their red wine intake at meals.

According to research, red wine helps boost heart health in several ways:

Word to the wise:

Dr. Liz Applegate Ph.D.

Director of Sports Nutrition, UC Davis