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"One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study" - Zedta - 03-01-2021

Well, another reason (or two) on why I intend to return to a glass of red wine and perhaps with a little cheese in the evening before bed, once again:


One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study
Keenan Mayo

Bonus: To reap even more health benefits, pair your glass of wine with cheese.
February 25, 2021
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It's well-known that drinking wine in moderation may have several science-backed health benefits. As Kelli McGrane, MS, RD, a registered dietitian for the food-tracking app Lose It! explained to us, moderate wine consumption is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, is known to help protect against diabetes, and may help increase your body's level of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. One study published in the journal BMC Medicine even found that people who drink between two and seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to suffer from depression.

But, according to a study conducted by researchers at Iowa State University and published in December in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, there's yet another positive side effect to drinking wine—well, red wine, specifically—and consider it an added bonus that you can pair it with cheese and still reap the health benefits. The study, which drew on data of nearly 2,000 adults from the UK Biobank, found that drinking red wine and eating cheese was associated with greater cognitive acuity "in our later years."

"I was pleasantly surprised that our results suggest that responsibly eating cheese and drinking red wine daily are not just good for helping us cope with our current COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps also dealing with an increasingly complex world that never seems to slow down," said Auriel Willette, an assistant professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State. "While we took into account whether this was just due to what well-off people eat and drink, randomized clinical trials are needed to determine if making easy changes in our diet could help our brains in significant ways."

For the study, participants completed multiple "Fluid Intelligence Tests (FIT)," which, according to the researchers, "provide an in-time snapshot of an individual's ability to 'think on the fly,'" and also reported their food-and-alcohol consumption. The diet questionnaire specifically asked them about their daily intake of "fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw vegetables and salad, cooked vegetables, oily fish, lean fish, processed meat, poultry, beef, lamb, pork, cheese, bread, cereal, tea and coffee, beer and cider, red wine, white wine and champaign and liquor," said the study.

Read on for the "four most significant findings" that the researchers discovered in this study. And for some clear reasons why you shouldn't overdo it in the wine department, make sure you read up on the Ugly Effects of Drinking Wine You Don't Even Know About, According to Experts.

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"Weekly consumption of lamb, but not other red meats, was shown to improve long-term cognitive prowess," write the Iowa State researchers.
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"Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life," write the researchers.

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"The daily consumption of alcohol, particularly red wine, was related to improvements in cognitive function."

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"Excessive consumption of salt is bad, but only individuals already at risk for Alzheimer's Disease may need to watch their intake to avoid cognitive problems over time."

And for some more science you can use starting now, don't miss The #1 Danger Sign You're Drinking Too Much Soda, According to Experts.

RE: "One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study" - austenbosten - 03-04-2021

Drink wine and eat cheese...I got no problem with that! :D

RE: "One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study" - Zedta - 05-06-2021

(05-06-2021, 06:08 AM)lilywilson123 Wrote: Drinking wine is a bad idea, it all starts with a glass a day, but many do not stop there.
But then, the vast majority know how not to drink to excess.

RE: "One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study" - benedicite - 05-15-2021

Another reason to eat cheese and drink wine.

RE: "One Major Side Effect of Drinking Red Wine, Says New Study" - TheRock - 05-16-2021

I'm standing-by for the follow-up post to this in a few months where we find "New Research Suggests Cheese and Wine May Have Negative Health Benefits" :D

Presumably the reason there is so much to and fro on the matter of the health benefits (or detriments) of beverages like tea, coffee, wine, beer and spirits is the studies in question yield results of only marginal statistical significance. Perhaps the other 99 of 100 studies yielded no meaningful result at all. So I think temperance is the best bet with these things - don't drink alcohol to excess frequently, and if you have a little bit each day, balance the caloric intake out a bit so you don't wind up with a beer belly. The same is true of anything, really (within reason).