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Can non-alcoholic red wine reduce blood pressure?

Can non-alcoholic red wine reduce blood pressure?
7th September 2012

A new study has found that drinking non-alcoholic red wine could reduce high blood pressure.

Researchers studied 67 men with diabetes or three or more cardiovascular risk factors and found that drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day for four weeks lowered blood pressure.

The beverage contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants known to reduce blood pressure. Red wine is known to have these in abundance but it was previously unknown if non-alcoholic wine had the same effect.

However, it was observed that blood pressure decreased by about 6mmHg in systolic and 2mmHg in diastolic blood pressure after drinking red wine. This means that heart disease risk could be reduced by as much as 14 per cent, while stroke threat is lowered by 20 per cent.

Nevertheless, more research is needed to confirm the findings and investigate whether non-alcoholic red wine also hold benefits for other conditions, such as mobility.

A study previously suggested that a compound found in red wine could reduce problems with movement in older adults. If non-alcoholic wine has the same compound it could produce similar effects.

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