The very latest research tells us that a glass or two of wine every day is good for us, and helps ward off a heart attack. This very latest research is, of course, at variance with the quite recent research, which revealed that wine is very bad for us indeed.
This, in turn, differed from the blimey-it-wasn't-that-long-ago research, which found that wine was neither good nor bad for us, provided it stayed in the bottle.
This very latest research tracked the progress for 16 years of 11,700 male healthcare professionals with high blood pressure. Researchers found that those who drank one or two glasses of wine or other alcohol every day suffered fewer heart attacks. Those who drank less frequently - one drink or less every two or three days - didn't get any protective benefits.
(Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007; published on-line, January 2).
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