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To your (gut) health: Red wine could be good for digestive system

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By Issam AHMED

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Well, this is good news, since red wine is my favourite tipple. There are so many other surveys about alcohol consumption, though, which reach negative conclusions about its effect on a person's health.

Who to believe? Have a drink, don't worry about it.

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Who to believe? Have a drink, don't worry about it.

Just like everything it’s fine in moderation.

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Potentially drinking one glass of red wine every two weeks is enough

Was it necessary to print that part?

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red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal health, than those who drink other alcohol.

What about those us us who drink red wine and other alcohol?

more research is still required, "perhaps using mouse models to establish the nature of the relationship

That's just stupid, and a waste. Mice don't have any kind of relationship with red wine. I'm sure there would be no shortage of human subjects prepared to let themselves be dosed with red wine (and other kinds of alcohol, for purposes of comparison) all in the name of Science.

several fruits, vegetables, nuts and even chocolate are also rich in polyphenols.

Blueberries and red onions are among these healthier alternatives.

Wow, all my favourites. I'm gonna live to 150.

you don't have to start drinking red wine if you don't drink it

Well duh. That would be just a waste. Better to just nibble the nuts and leave the red wine to us wot want to be healthy.

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so many contradictory reports every week for and against, bad and good.

Well balanced diet whether vegetarian or otherwise.

Moderation is the key word especially for alcohol.

Lower sugar nor none, less processed foods, fresh foods and fruits, chocolate in smaller quantities.

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Scientists at King's College London have found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal health, than those who drink other alcohol.

How about compared to those who do not drink alcohol?

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