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English Scientists Claim to Uncover How Red Wine Reduces Heart Disease

Jacob Gaffney
Issue: May 15, 2002

A team of London-based scientists has unveiled preliminary data that they believe explains how red wine reduces the risk of heart disease. The group, whose results were published in the December issue of Nature, theorizes that polyphenols in red wine block a peptide that can constrict blood vessels.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2002.

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