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Champagne Controls Blood PressureChampagne Controls Blood Pressure

December 15, 2009

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Champagne Controls Blood Pressure

READING, BerkshireResearch from the University of Reading suggests that drinking two glasses of champagne a day may improve blood vessel function. They study showed that the polyphenols in champagne increase the availability of nitric oxide, a vascular active molecule that controls blood pressure.
High nitric oxide levels in the blood increase blood flow, and help decrease blood pressure and the likelihood of blood clots forming.
Dr Jeremy Spencer, from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences said: "Our research has shown that drinking around two glasses of champagne can have beneficial effects on the way blood vessels function, in a similar way to that observed with red wine. We always encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, but the fact that drinking Champagne has the potential to reduce the risks of suffering from cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke, is very exciting news."

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