Red wine could be good for your oral health -

Red wine could be good for your oral health

By on 22 February 2018

red wineA glass of red wine a day could be good for your oral health, a new study has found.

The study, carried out by the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, found that chemicals called polyphenols, found in red wine, help to prevent bacteria sticking to gum tissue.

Despite the results, experts have warned that these are early results and that the research doesn’t support drinking more wine.

‘There is no good evidence that drinking wine per se is overall good for health – on the contrary, more and more evidence from other sources now suggests the less wine or alcoholic drinks, the lower the risks of range of disease and the lower the mortality risks,’ Professor Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, who wasn’t involved in the study, told the Mirror.

‘People should not be fooled into thinking wine is good or health giving, however much they would like to hear such a message.’

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One response to “Red wine could be good for your oral health

  1. Advocatinting he Drinking of alcohol should be banned It is blatantly obvious if you take a look at statistics that the small glass of wine on an evening soon becomes a large glass then a bottle for a lot of people. This aside being a dental hygienist I’m frustrated to see that this rubbish is being printed by a dental organisation! What about mouth cancer, dental erosionand decay being caused by drinking ? Seriously please stop printing this dangerous advice!

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