How to Make Wine a Healthy Part of Your Diet

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Here’s the bottom line, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that,

“Compared with nondrinkers, initially normal-weight women who consumed a light to moderate amount of alcohol gained less weight and had a lower risk of becoming overweight and/or obese during 12.9 years of follow-up.”

Of course, there are many factors that might have influenced this conclusion. Interestingly, this seems to apply only to women and not to men, though apparently it has more to do with how men and women account for alcohol in their diet. It seems that women will tend to replace food calories with alcohol calories more than men, who simply add a few brewskies to their daily consumption. 

So imbibe with moderation, and ask yourself if it works for you. Can you lose weight while enjoying wine regularly?

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  • Snooth User: tabednar
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    Follow up: Wine and Breast Cancer Risk

    Two articles of interest on this subject:

    1. The first was published this past December:
    "Red Versus White Wine as a Nutritional Aromatase Inhibitor in Premenopausal Women"

    Conclusion: Red wine is associated with significantly higher free T and lower SHBG levels, as well as a significant higher LH level vs. white wine in healthy premenopausal women. These data suggest that red wine is a nutritional AI and may explain the observation that red wine does not appear to increase breast cancer risk.

    2. The second article published just this month:

    "Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women's breast cancer risk, study shows"

    The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells.

    But the Cedars-Sinai study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of red grapes slightly lowered estrogen levels while elevating testosterone among premenopausal women who drank eight ounces of red wine nightly for about a month.

    I just thought this was of interest. Great article Greg! Happy New Years!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 10:46 AM


  • Snooth User: Kirsy
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    Love this article! I completely agree with all the arguments! Adding wine to my meal makes me more conscious of what I am eating, and usually means I tend to choose foods that are more delicious and of a higher quality.

    @TaBednar Do you have links to these articles? I would love to read them! Thanks!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM


  • Now here's a New Year's resolution I can keep!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 2:21 PM


  • Snooth User: tabednar
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    PDF for the 1st Article: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pd...

    Link for the Second (No PDF - Came out today): http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-...

    Jan 06, 2012 at 4:19 PM


  • Snooth User: achrysafis
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    I agree that wine is part of a healthy diet. It has been part of the mediterranean diet for 3000 years now. Check http://www.mediterraneandietforall.com

    Jan 06, 2012 at 5:54 PM


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    amazing

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    interesting

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