Bad Fat: Red Wine Might Help Fight It

Plus, moderate wine consumption linked to lower risk of dementia

Bad Fat: Red Wine Might Help Fight It
A recent study found that red wine may lower levels of hard-to-lose "bad fat." (Dan Page)
From the Aug 31, 2022, issue

When it comes to alcohol and health, does it matter what you drink? A new study has found a link between moderate red wine consumption and decreased levels of visceral fat, the tricky-to-lose “bad fat” that builds up as you age and increases risk of heart disease and stroke. The study also found that although white wine consumption had little impact on bad fat, it did increase bone mineral density, a key marker of health in older adults. 

Plus, another new study suggests that moderate wine consumption is linked with a lower risk of developing dementia; researchers at Germany’s University of Giessen and University of Leipzig recently took a look at coffee, tea and wine, and found similar brain benefits for wine and tea. Read on for Wine Spectator's coverage of the latest in wine and health. 

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