Another Health Benefit of Red Wine

Another study is touting the health benefits of red wine.

This time, researchers at King's College London found that people who drink red wine have an increased amount of microbiota in their gut, which is a good thing. The study also found that red wine drinkers had lower levels of "bad" cholesterol and obesity.

They found that red wine drinkers’ gut microbiomes were more diverse than participants who preferred other forms of alcohol, like beer, cider, and hard liquor.

There's this note in the study from Doctor Caroline Le Roy: “If you must choose one alcoholic drink today, red wine is the one to pick as it seems to potentially exert a beneficial effect on you and your gut microbes, which in turn may also help weight and risk of heart disease. However, it is still advised to consume alcohol with moderation,”

More information about the study can be found here.

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