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Is a Glass of Wine Beneficial as we Age?

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July 28, 2023 – There seem to be a lot of articles lately warning that any kind of alcohol is bad, causing quite a list of unpleasant health issues like cancer.  So it was a relief to read that researchers, from Harvard Medical School no less, have found that a diet heavy in antioxidants (flavonols) appears to offer protection against frailty as we age.  One particular flavonol was found to be especially beneficial and that was quercetin, which is found in red wine.

The study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, was published in the current issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Olivia Nolan of Wine Spectator explains how the study was conducted and its findings. 

While the study doesn’t say to drink wine everyday, if you’d like to have a glass of wine without having a guilt trip, we recommend reading the article, which is an easy read.