Whining about wine: good or evil?
So, can a little bit of wine (or other alcoholic drink) kill brain cells? The answer is no! Today, a very interesting video that I highly recommend viewing appeared on the web:
And take heart!
We know that a little wine doesn't irreversibly damage your brain. But, does it do you any good aside from making you happy? The answer to that is yes! There are many studies that demonstrate that moderate drinking (about two small glasses for a male) decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease- that is fewer heart attacks and strokes. How that works is complex, but in part, other compounds aside from the alcohol are able to increase enzymes and other molecules in your cells that protect you from toxicity. Indeed, my colleague Fulvio Ursini and I have published an article in not too complex language about this topic:
Have a good glass of zinfandel, my favorite. Here's to your health!