Harvard Heart Letter

Grape expectations: Is red wine good for your heart?

Red wine contains compounds thought to lower heart disease risk. But the evidence that wine protects the heart is muddled. Have you ever topped off your glass of cabernet or pinot noir while saying, “Hey, it’s good for my heart, right?” This widely held impression dates back to a catchphrase coined in the late 1980s: the French Paradox. …

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