When the New Year rolls around, many people make resolutions centered around improving their health—exercise more, eat less and so on. Fortunately for wine lovers, that doesn't mean giving up a glass of wine or two a day. Numerous studies have linked light to moderate wine consumption to various health benefits—from reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes complications to improving memory and the immune system. (Heavy drinking, on the other hand, is connected to numerous risks, so don't overindulge.) Scientists are still figuring out exactly how apparently beneficial wine compounds work in our bodies, but in the meantime, their research makes for fascinating reading while you enjoy your favorite wine.
January 7, 2015