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- hotwine - 09-18-2007 03:45 PM

Saw an article on bloomberg.com yesterday that I meant to print but forgot it, had to do a search for it today. Entitled "Corder Makes New Scientific Case for Red Wine's Healthy Effects" by John Mariani, it discusses a new book by Roger Corder entitled "The Red Wine Diet". Corder is a cardiovascular expert and professor of therapeutics at London's William Harvey Research Institute and has identified procyanidin, a "vasoactive polyphenol", as the chemical in wine grapes that helps reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. He dismisses earlier studies that suggested a different polyphenol, resveratrol, is responsible for the so-called French Paradox. He insists that there is so little resveratrol in wine that you would have to drink hundreds of liters per day to get any benfit, while a nice half-bottle a day gives you all the procyanidins you need for the same effect.

Very interesting article. Go to bloomberg.com and use the search window to look for resveratrol, and this article will pop up at the top of the list.


- Bucko - 09-30-2007 09:14 PM

"He insists that there is so little resveratrol in wine that you would have to drink hundreds of liters per day to get any benefit"

Well at least WW is benefiting. [Image: biggrin.gif]