A glass of red wine a day DOES really take the doctor away, study reveals that people who do not touch a drop were 11 times more likely to end up in the hospital
- A survey among 21,000 men and women who found moderate drinkers was healthier
- More than six years, 13,000 people came to the hospital with an average age of 56
- But those who had not touched a drop were 11% more likely to have gone to the hospital
Daily Mail Reporter
A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away, has found a Harvard study.
Those who enjoy a drink, but not too much, are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotallers.
The study looked at 21,000 men and women in Italy and found that for moderate drinkers, mixed with a typical Mediterranean diet, a small glass of wine (125 ml) per day reduced the likelihood of medical treatment compared to heavier boozers or those who abstained .
A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away, has found a Harvard study. File image used
More than six years ago there were 13,000 hospital admissions for the participants, with an average age of 56 years.
Those who had never touched a drop were 11 percent more likely to be hospitalized than the glass-by-day club.
Previous studies have suggested that red wine, in moderation, may be good for your heart, with compounds that lower heart disease.
But Dr. Ken Mukamal of Harvard Medical School said: "We absolutely do not say that a teetotaler should start drinking to improve his / her health."
The study was published in the journal Addiction.
Those who enjoy a drink, but not too much, are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotallers. File image used