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Does wine help or hinder blood pressure?

By Anonymous March 30, 2009 - 10:08am
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Dear Anon, I know about a study conducted on rats claimed that the chemical found in red wine could possibly help ease high blood pressure in postmenopausal women.

The researchers said that women who had gone through menopause have higher possibility of having high blood pressure, as compared to men of the same age, emphasizing the need to discover potential curative measures. The study also indicated that the red-wine compounds could help cut hypertension plus the risks or complications linked with it including inflammation of the arteries, a restricted aorta or oxidative stress on the blood vessels.

This study was conducted by Rocío López-Sepúlveda, a scientist at the department of pharmacology at the University of Granada. She also noted in the study text that an earlier research discovered that red-wine polyphenols can provide protection against cardiovascular disease.

However, before embarking on a wine binge, make sure to exercise moderation. Healthy daily intake of red wine should not exceed 4oz to provide the benefits.

March 30, 2009 - 10:37pm

All things in moderation are good, even excess, as my darling groom says.

A small glass of wine upon occasion would probably not affect one's blood pressure. However, you should consult your doctor regarding your own condition.

For more information, please see our EmpowHer video: Controlling Your High Blood Pressure

March 30, 2009 - 7:14pm
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