Moderate consumption good for kidneys

25th April, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

A small glass of wine a day is good for your kidneys and can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

As reported by Fox News, researchers at the University of Colorado have linked moderate wine consumption with a lower prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The study also found that moderate wine drinking on the part of those suffering from chronic kidney disease resulted in a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

The researches analysed the wine intake of the 5,852 participants and found that CKD was lower in people who drank less than one glass of wine a day, compared to non-drinkers.

“Kidney disease shares common risk factors with cardiovascular disease, and previous studies have shown that wine consumption has an association with lower risk of cardiovascular disease in the general population,” author of the study, Dr. Tapan Mehta, told Fox News.

According to Dr. Beth Piraino, president of the National Kidney Foundation, the study will lead to increased research into the relationship between alcohol consumption and kidney disease.

“People have this idea that alcohol is forbidden when you have chronic kidney disease, but it’s really in moderation,” she said.

Researchers were not able to differentiate what type of wine was consumed by participants, but more people were found to drink red wine than white.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Commercial/Sales Manager

Crush Wines Ltd
Bremhill/Home office, GB

Wine Buyer

Adnams
Southwold, UK

Sales Manager - Scotland

Eurowines Ltd
Scotland

Sales Manager - North-West England

Eurowines Ltd
North-West England, UK

Sales Manager - London

Eurowines Ltd
London, UK

Key Account Manager - Grocery

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Business Development Manager

Regency Wines Ltd
North Devon & Somerset, UK

Sales Manager - North East England

Eurowines Ltd
Within 15-20 mile radius of York, UK

National Account Manager

Ehrmanns Wines
London, UK

London Account Manager

The Drinks Club
London, UK

London Sales Executive

Gourvid Limited
London and Greater London, GB

Logistics Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
Park Royal, London, UK

Head of Sales - Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate
Kent/ London, UK

London Sales Executive

VDS UK Ltd
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more