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How to Add Wine to a Healthy Diet

Scientific Studies About Wine

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that, “Compared with nondrinkers, initially normal-weight women who consumed a light to moderate amount of alcohol gained less weight and had a lower risk of becoming overweight and/or obese during 12.9 years of follow-up.” This particular study seems to point to women having the ability to balance wine with food appropriately.

Yet another study by the Journal of Biological Chemistry published this past March revealed that a chemical found in red wine called piceatonnal may block the formation of fat cells. The research is still in its preliminary stages but those who took part in the study experienced an 80% decrease in fat cell formation when they took piceatonnal.

Of course, there are many components that might have influenced these 2 results. But there may be a few other factors at work here.

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