"French Paradox" update - procyanadin


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"French Paradox" update - procyanadin

Robert Lauriston | Dec 13, 2006 10:18 PM

A study published in last month's Nature found evidence that a polyphenol called procyanadin might be responsible for the apparent health benefits of red wine in the French diet. The study found that wines from southwest France and Sardinia have higher levels of the substance, and the researchers theorize that traditional wine production methods, high-altitude vinyards, and/or the Tannat grape might be behind that.

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