Wine have good effects on the heart – if you also exercise

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In the last 20 years there have been more and more evidence that small to moderate amounts of red wine have a protective effect on cardiovascular disease. Several reasons have been discussed, such as the wine’s antioxidant properties and its ability to expand blood vessels. Several studies have also shown that wine increases levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

During the annual Heart Congress in Barcelona came the startling news of a major Czech study showing that wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise.

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