Red wine, dealcoholized red wine, and especially grape juice, inhibit atherosclerosis in a hamster model.

@article{Vinson2001RedWD,
  title={Red wine, dealcoholized red wine, and especially grape juice, inhibit atherosclerosis in a hamster model.},
  author={J. Andrew Vinson and Karolyn Teufel and Nancy Wu},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2001},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={67-72}
}
The French have low coronary heart disease mortality with high fat consumption; this epidemiological anomaly is known as the "French Paradox" and is commonly attributed to the consumption of red wine. However, epidemiology studies have not convincingly shown a superiority of red wine vs. alcohol or other alcoholic beverages. We have used the hamster model of atherosclerosis to determine the active ingredient(s) of red wine responsible for the beneficial effect. Hamsters (nine in each group… CONTINUE READING
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