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"Two glasses of wine accompanied by a balanced diet daily prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke"

Interview with brave Sunday, Secretary-General of Fivin

Nerea Gorriti23/09/2010
We are aware of the enormous and growing socio-economic impact of wine in Europe, leading producer and exporter international. It is part of our lives and our culture. We are becoming more aware of their environmental contribution with its weight in our environment. But it is also is an excellent travel companion that offers innumerable health benefits. That Yes, with a moderate consumption, as they argue from the European project Wine in Moderation ("wine in moderation'), of which will know more in these lines. So we contacted Fivin, the Foundation for the research of the wine and nutrition to ensure that its Secretary general analyze us what is truth and what's myth in the vino-salud tandem from a medical point of view.

Wine, like so many other things, has gone through several phases in the perception of it society. Years ago we heard that wine into perspective, is beneficial to health. What's true and what is myth?

The wine is part of our history, our culture. It is a reality. In recent years have been different scientific studies have shown that the wine has components beneficial acting on the human organism, which is why we maintain that moderate wine consumption brings aspects health benefits, especially to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Interview with brave Sunday, Secretary-General of Fivin

Are said to the abstinent and that drinking wine in excess have an increased risk of living less than making it in a moderate way, but this is what is causing? what properties does the wine to make it so?

We never you will propose to the abstinent to change their habits. But we will always communicate and defend the healthy aspects of the moderate consumption of wine, an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, always in response to the personal circumstances of each individual as his height, weight, sex, race etc....

The wine has beneficial health properties, but, again, provided that its consumption is moderate and continued. These properties can prevent heart disease, for example.

"The better known agent is resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of the grape and has a strong antioxidant capacity, or which is the same, slows down ageing"

What agents are responsible for?

There are many components and each day is discovered more thanks to the numerous scientific studies carried out in this regard. Possibly the best known by society is resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of the grape and has a strong antioxidant capacity, or which is the same, slows down aging.

A clear example to explain the cardioprotective effect of moderate wine consumption is that it produces an increase of the good HDL cholesterol, i.e. actively participates in the cleansing of excess cholesterol in the body. At the same time, reduces bad cholesterol, which is responsible for increasing the risk of cardiovascular and coronary diseases, setting on the walls of blood vessels and favouring the appearance of arteriosclerósicas injuries. In summary, the moderate and responsible wine consumption raises good cholesterol and reduce the bad.

The wine has plenty of health benefits. AutoR:Trish Hughes.

The wine is credited with the ability to stimulate the "good" cholesterol, its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects and even reduce the risk of diabetes, is this true? What other healthy benefits does the moderate consumption of wine?

If. Our medical and scientific equipment have different epidemiological and scientific studies have shown that two glasses of wine accompanied by a balanced diet daily intake prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Also demonstrates the effectiveness of the moderate consumption of wine to diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer's.

In the case of diabetes, for example, wine correctly vinified does not contain products comparable glucídicos by man, therefore does not produce any alteration on the metabolic balance of a diabetic patient.

Are properties that lacks the juice of grapes unfermented?

Polyphenols contained in the wine for its beneficial effect on health are not alcoholic components found in the skin of the grapes and remaining in the wine after fermentation.

What are the wines more beneficial to health?

There are no more advantageous than other wines, yes it is true that some wines contain higher levels of beneficial components but it is due to the variety of the uva… or the type of fermentation

Tell us about the European programme "Wine in Moderation', when and with what objectives you create?

The European programme 'wine In moderation' was created in the 2009 on the initiative of the European vitinícola with the target sector of promote responsible consumption as a cultural and social norms, and in as a result reduce the damage associated with the use and abuse alcohol, through to educate young people and adults, helping to take responsible decisions about drinking, in cooperation with the competent authorities and with the entities in this set problematic. At the same time seeks to preserve the place as the Vine and wine are in culture, environment and economy in the European society.

The programme represents the contribution of the sector of the wine to the Alcohol Forum and society of the European Commission, as part of the strategy of the European Union's support to the States United member in the related harm reduction with the alcohol. The Forum, from which the wine sector is an active member, intended to coordinate the participation of stakeholders for to share the successful activities with partners from across the EU.

Finally, speak to us of Fivin, what is its philosophy?

Fivin, since its creation in 1992 has focused its activities on defense, from a medical point of view of the possible beneficial effects of moderate and responsible wine on health consumption.

Our Foundation makes a continuous effort of research and compilation of information on this under the supervision of a Scientific Committee made up of physicians, as well as technicians in health and nutrition of prestigious national and international.

Thanks to these actions, Fivin gives to inform society of the benefits of the responsible consumption of wine.

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