Top 10 red wine health claims

13th May, 2014 by Lauren Eads

This week a study claimed that the health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, could have been grossly overhyped, despite scientists from across the world repeatedly hailing its benefits.

red wine tasting man

Red wine is known to be rich in resveratrol – an antioxidant present in red grape skins – which has been credited for protecting against everything from obesity to heart disease.

However a recent study of 800 villagers from the Chianti region of Italy threatens to debunk the commonly held conception that drinking red wine in moderation is good for you calling the benefits of resveratrol a “myth”.

The study, which was carried out over a 16 year period by scientists from the Josh Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, found no link between a diet rich in resveratrol and the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or living a longer life.

Despite these most recent findings, dozens of scientists from separate studies throughout the world have long claimed the wide-reaching benefits of the red wine compound.

Scroll through to see some of the most recent red wine health claim headlines…

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