Wine only good with right genes
WINE-lovers breathed a sigh of relief when research advised a daily glass was good for you.
Unfortunately, it turns out the benefits might only apply to people who have the right genes.
Swedish scientists have challenged claims that moderate alcohol consumption of seven drinks a week for women and 14 for men has widespread health benefits. Their study of more than 3 600 people found small quantities of alcohol protected against heart disease for just the three in 20 with a variant of a gene known as genotype CETP TaqIB.
The findings, published in the journal Alcohol, back earlier studies linking the mutation with the benefits. Professor Dag Thelle suggested that advice about the benefits of alcohol was too sweeping because moderate drinking was healthy just for a minority. – Daily Mail