In 1991, Morley Safer covered the French Paradox which describes how the French maintain relatively high fat diets but seemingly enjoy lower occurrences of heart disease. At the time, researchers were looking at the differences in fats from milk and that of cheese which is known as a staple of the French diet. Along with this, the consumption of red wine was also considered to be a factor in describing this paradox. Seventeen years later, researchers have been learning and discovering just what about wine may be contributing to this anomaly. Their efforts have been focused around a substance found in wine called reservatrol. The worlds pharmaceutical companies are actively researching and developing drugs based off reservatrol for obesity, cardiovascular function along with cancer prevention. Reservatrol has also been seen to have positive preventative characteristics for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
So, raise a glass and toast to your health.We hardly needed another excuse to drink wine!