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Preventive effect on thrombosis of red and white grape varieties was assessed in experimental animals.

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Red wine is widely believed to prevent heart attack and stroke as claimed by a French Paradox hypothesis. Antithrombotic effect of 45 grape varieties was measured in the present study. Only very few red and white varieties inhibited the experimentally induced thrombosis while the majority of the tested varieties enhanced thrombotic activity of blood. Thus, our findings challenge the prevailing claims of the French Paradox.


Wines might be beneficial to prevent myocardial infarction and stroke but don't forget grape varieties.

Junichiro Yamamoto

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This page is a summary of: Are all wines made from various grape varieties beneficial in the prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke?, Future Science OA, November 2020, Future Science,
DOI: 10.2144/fsoa-2020-0098.
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