Blood clots and strokes: Polyphenols – antioxidants in wine help protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart and a polyphenol called resveratrol reduces the risk of inflammation and clotting. A Colombia University study found that wine drinkers have 50 percent less probability of suffering a clot-related stroke than non-drinkers. The polyphenols in red wine appear to boost levels of HDL, the "good “cholesterol, and helps prevent artery-clogging LDLs, or “bad” cholesterol, from causing damage to the lining of arteries.
Cancer: According to the American Cancer Society, an active antioxidant in red wine called quercetin works against certain cancer cells, especially those in colon cancer. A Stony Brook University study shows that the consumption of red wine cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. It turns out that the same phenolic compounds that lower heart disease risk also may slow the growth of breast cancer cells, according to findings reported by scientists at the University of Crete in Greece. Phenols also were shown to suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells. And French scientists found evidence that an antioxidant in wine called resveratrol can slow the growth of liver cancer cells. Researchers from the University Of Missouri School Of Dentistry discovered that red wine’s antioxidants, resveratrol and quercetin, may inhibit the growth of oral cancer cells.
Cataracts: An Icelandic study published in Nature shows that moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than non-drinkers. Wine drinkers are 43 percent less likely to get cataracts than beer drinkers.
Social Graces: Preliminary studies conducted by myself and certain associates have suggested that in addition to being good for your health, wine will improve your witty repartee, your clarity of enunciation and cognitive functionality and also enhance your dancing skills as well as making you sexually irresistible to other people.