of red wine affects incidences of heart diseases. A recent study published in
the American Heart Association Journal Circulation Research claims that
non-alcoholic red wine is effective in bringing down raised blood pressure in
men with high risk for heart attack.
enrolled 67 men with three or more cardiovascular risk factors or with
diabetes. In addition to the common diet these participants consumed
non-alcoholic red wine, about 3 ounces of gin or about 10 ounces of red wine.
This beverage/diet combination was followed for 4 weeks.
researchers said that the consumption of non-alcoholic red wine enhanced the
volunteers' level of nitric oxide. This increased nitric oxide level resulted
in decrease of both diastolic and systolic blood pressure values. Nitric oxide
is important to human body because it helps the blood vessels to relax and
facilitates more blood supply to the body organs and heart.
scientists confirmed that non-alcoholic red wine and red wine contain equal
amount of polyphenols (an antioxidant) that is responsible for decreasing blood
was noticed that after consuming red wine, there was insignificant decrease in
blood pressure and with gin no change in blood pressure occurred. However, marked decrease in blood pressure
(systolic decreased by 6mm Hg and diastolic was lowered by 2 mm Hg) was noted
after the consumption of non-alcoholic red wine. Non-alcoholic red wine reduced
the threat of stroke by 20 percent and heart ailments by 14 percent.
The researchers concluded that red wine is
unable to decrease blood pressure because of the presence of alcohol which
blocks the ability of polyphenols to decrease blood pressure. With the removal
of alcohol, red wine is left with polyphenols that are helpful in decreasing