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Study: Red wine can help control inflammation

Study: Red wine can help control inflammation

Auburn , Health , Winery 🕔November 28, 2016

We already know wine is a delicious beverage that is unique and can be paired with a variety of foods, but did you know it can also help control inflammation?

A new study from Georgia State University has discovered that a component of red wine can control inflammation created by a bacterial pathogen linked to respiratory inflammatory diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and middle ear infections. The component is resveratrol, which is often found naturally in grapes.

Dr. Jian-Dong Li is a senior author of the study and director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

“We showed that an important component in red wine and also grapes called resveratrol can suppress inflammation,” Li said. “It has been shown that resveratrol can suppress inflammation, but how it regulates inflammation still remains largely unknown. We found that resveratrol suppresses a major bacterial pathogen.”

Other health benefits that have been linked to wine recently include relieving the short-term negative effects of tobacco, helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome and controlling weight gain.

Have we mentioned yet that wine may the best thing ever?

If you want to take advantage of the possible health benefits of wine, or are just looking for a pleasing beverage to pair with your dinner, look no further than Mt. Vernon Winery!

Our winery has been named the Best Winery for 13 years in a row by the Auburn Journal! In 2016, Mt. Vernon Winery also was named “Best Local Red Wine”, “Best Local White Wine”, and “Best Wine Maker”. We offer a variety of red blends and have 16 to 18 fabulous wines available for tasting.

Mt. Vernon Winery is pioneering the production of many foothill grapes including Old-Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Port, Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and barrel-fermented Chardonnay. We believe our winery offers the true California wine experience through a majestic view and relaxing atmosphere. Take a virtual tour of our tasting room to see for yourself!

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