Wine cuts dis­ease risk

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

WOMEN are less likely to de­velop di­a­betes if they in­dulge in mod­er­ate amounts of red wine and dark choco­late.

A study of 64,000 women found those who con­sumed more an­tiox­i­dants slashed their chances of get­ting the dis­ease by 27 per cent.

Re­searchers found 15 per cent of the an­tiox­i­dants par­tic­i­pants con­sumed came from al­co­hol – prin­ci­pally red wine – al­though they are also com­mon in dark choco­late, tea, fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles. Re­searchers in France fol­lowed the women over 15 years.

The study, pub­lished in the Di­a­betolo­gia jour­nal, con­cludes com­pounds in wine out­weigh the dam­age of al­co­hol.

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