Health Briefs

Jacob Gaffney
Issue: March 31, 2011

Spring is a time for slimming down after holiday excess, and two new studies conclude that wine improves digestion and shrinks appetite. In research published online in the British Medical Journal, a team at the University Hospital of Zurich found that drinking white wine with a heavy meal of fondue led to the cheese lingering in the stomach for longer, meaning slower, more efficient digestion. The Swiss study also found that when people consumed alcohol with meals, their appetites tended to shrink. Wine Spectator's Jacob Gaffney reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 1, 2011.

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