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Red Wine Good For Liver, Not Just Heart

We have all started to become aware of the fact that red wine might be healthy for your heart. It is often recommended for aging women as a part of the regular diet. Now new studies show that the drink may be good for more than just the heart; it may also prevent liver problems faced by some adults.

This is interesting because we always associate drinking with being bad for the liver. This study reminds us that drinking red wine is significantly different from consumption of beer (which does indeed do liver damage).

What the study showed was that moderate consumption of red wine was not only something that did not do damage to the liver but is something which may prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). This disease is the most common liver disease in America, accounting liver problems in nearly 40 million people.

Of course, this doesn't mean that you should go out and drink a bunch of red wine. If you're not normally a wine drinker, you will want to discuss any changes in your wine consumption with a doctor.

Question of the Day: What makes red wine so beneficial to our health as we age?

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