September 7, 2012
Non-alcoholic red wine may reduce blood pressure
Drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day could reduce
blood pressure, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at what happened to blood pressure in a group of 67 men who were at
high risk of heart disease. Each man drank
alcoholic and then non-alcoholic red wine every day for a 4-week
They found that, whilst drinking the alcoholic red
wine, the men had very little reduction in blood pressure.
However, when the men drank the non-alcoholic red
wine their blood pressure was reduced, potentially
lowering their risk of heart disease
Both versions of the red wine contained the same level of
polyphenols, an antioxidant that lowers blood
Our Senior Cardiac Nurse Ellen Mason said: “This is an
interesting study, especially if you are teetotal. However,
the research looked at results over a short period of
time and in a small number of men who were at high risk of
Sadly, looking after your blood pressure can’t be solved by a popping a cork.
“Before we can reach
any conclusions, we need to see much larger
involving a wider range of people, including
women, done over a longer period of time.
“Sadly, looking after your blood pressure can’t be
solved by a popping a cork. Being physically active,
eating a balanced diet, and maintaining a
healthy weight are the best ways to keeps yours healthy.”
The research was published in the journal Circulation.