Note: Health benefits from drinking red wine come from moderate consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one or two four-ounce glasses a day. - Christine Quinlan. This study was done in 2007.
Here are some interesting observations of the benefits along with the evidence
Promotes longevity: Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than non-drinkers. Source a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health study of 11,711, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 2007.
Reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes: Moderate drinkers have a 30 percent less risk than non-drinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam,s VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005
Cuts risk of cataracts: Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than non-drinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer. Source: a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003
Slows brain decline: Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in non-drinkers than in moderate drinkers. Source: a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006
Please drink responsibly