Non-alcoholic red wine 'helps to reduce blood pressure'

7 September 2012

People who are known to suffer from heart problems may find that non-alcoholic red wine can help them live with the condition.

A study reported on by the British Heart Foundation believes that drinking one glass of non-alcoholic red wine each day can reduce blood pressure.

The research was based around a group of 67 men drinking alcoholic wine and then a non-alcoholic alternative each day for a four-week period.

Each study participant was at a high risk of heart disease, with the drinking of alcoholic red wine doing little to reduce their blood pressure.

However, a significant drop in blood pressure was recorded when the men opted to drink non-alcoholic red wine instead.

Ellen Mason, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, stated that the results of the study were "interesting".

However, she added: "Sadly, looking after your blood pressure can't be solved by a popping a cork. Being physically active, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight are the best ways to keeps yours healthy."

Last month, scientists at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh suggested that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, can help to enhance mobility in older people.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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