Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study has found that red wine could improve lung function.
As reported in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Monday, April 9, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/vital-organs/lungs/the-liquid-food-cure-for-better-lungs), Researchers from the Netherlands assessed the impact of wine on the lungs and, in particular, resveratrol.
This natural polyphenol is found in great quantities within red wine. They also examined any genetic factors or mechanisms by which resveratrol might be absorbed by the body — and whether the compound could help extend one’s life.
As reported in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, the researchers report that pure resveratrol intake was associated with higher lung volumes. They also found (which goes against the grain a bit) that white wine and not red wine is linked to a lower risk of airway obstruction. Genetic factors had nothing to do with it. It was the wine itself playing the direct role.
There have been a few other studies in the past that found a positive effect of wine on lung function. It was always unclear whether it was resveratrol itself that was the key factor in this, that maybe other compounds were present in wine that could be responsible.
Whatever the case, based on many scientific studies, moderate wine intake appears to have a favorable effect on the lungs. The doses of resveratrol seen in these studies are at levels that could be expected from moderate wine consumption.
(SOURCE: Siedlinski, M., et al., "Dietary factors and lung function in the general population: wine and resveratrol intake," Eur. Respir. J., 2012; 39: 385-391.)
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