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Thursday, February 21, 2008

OCULAR BENEFITS OF RED WINE

Review of Optometry:

According to this review by Paul Karpecki, OD:

"The natural compounds found in red wine will help protect your eyes from cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and other damaging conditions.

"Overall, the consumption of grapes and grape skins is very beneficial for systemic health. Grapes contain ...Resveratrol,... a phytoestrogen, which is a type of plant estrogen. It has been shown to fight inflammation, inhibit oxidation of certain cells, and prevent apoptosis, or cell death.

"red wine is one of the best—and most readily available—sources of resveratrol.

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