been claimed that red wine and chocolates have the ability to protect
the heart, though experts think otherwise!
Desch from the University Of Leipzig Heart Center - Germany, refuses
to accept a study, which suggests that chocolate and red
wine lower cardiac risk by 37 percent, saying that the results
are merely signs, not proof!
studies have been carried out which proclaim that chocolate lowers blood
pressure and controls inflammation within the body. But Desch remains
unperturbed, saying that he would not recommend dark chocolate as
prevention or a treatment choice for cardiovascular disease as there is no
compelling evidence that supports the claim. He believes that the calories
contained in chocolate are likely to negate any protection to the heart. Desch
believes that a more conclusive study is required to test the potency
of real chocolate as against a dummy substance that tastes like chocolate.
any benefit got from moderate consumption of red wine is miniscule and
outweighs the negative effects of drinking too much. Though proposed to help
heart health, scientists believe that there is no single ingredient in red wine
that works wonders for the heart. They have also taken into consideration resveratrol
a red wine component, highly publisized as an agent for heart health and
Sijbrands of Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam carried out a
series of studies to replicate the positive effect of resveratrol on
the heart. His efforts, sadly, failed!
cautious and says that he would never actively prescribe red wine for a
heart condition. He states that any health improvement from moderate
consumption of red wine is likely to be outweighed by the adverse
effects of excessive drinking!
findings by experts were presented at the European Congress of Cardiology
that took place in Munich.
That the results are merely signs, not