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Does Red Wine Benefit the Health of Your Heart? 1. Thesis: Does red wine, when moderately consumed, reduce the risk of getting coronary heart disease? 2. Background information: - Red wine is often singled out as the best choice of all alcoholic beverages because it is a rich source of various polyphenols present, many of which derive from the grape skins as the wine is fermented. -The polyphenols present in red wine not only contain antioxidant activity, but posses the
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Unformatted text preview: property to inhibit platelet aggregation, lipoprotein oxidation, and moderate lipid metabolism. - Red wine has also been linked to reducing blood clotting as well as raising HDL-cholesterol.- Wine could also possibly help boost the levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which has been associated with low mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), in the body....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course NUT 10 taught by Professor Roger during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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