Elixir of Youth
A Harvard study on factors affecting aging (journal Nature, 8 May 2003) showed that reservatrol extend the life of cells and acts as anti-aging.
The wine can sustain and protect the mental functions of elderly people. Many studies have provided evidence that regular moderate alcohol consumption can prevent or delay the development of degenerative brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Other studies have shown that drinking wine reduces the risk of peptic ulcers, and relieve the body from bacteria that cause them. In contrast, excessive consumption of wine and a simple alcohol increases the risk of formation of digestive ulcers.
In conclusion, as demonstrated by more than 400 studies worldwide, many of them long and large samples, basically healthy people who consume moderate amounts of wine regularly live longer. Women only exception to the period before menopause, you should not consume any alcohol, because risk of breast cancer.
The main beneficial factors in wine consumption have been proves to be measure and regular consumption. We (the friends of wine) we can add us, "and the pleasure" ... Because, apparently, wine is one of the few products that offer man SIMULTANEOUSLY pleasure and good health!
source : pelopnet.gr