University of Barcelona researchers have told that non-alcoholic red-wine consumption may help men at high risks of getting heart attacks to lower their blood pressure.
The report published lately in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research has shown that red wine contains an antioxidant helpful in decreasing one's blood pressure. Polyphenols are present in it as well as in nonalcoholic wine.
Some 67 men were enrolled by the team, all of whom had diabetes or risk factors for a cardiovascular disease. Making them follow a common diet along with either 10 ounces of red wine or 10 ounces of red wine for four weeks, it was found that blood pressure was cut a little in the former case. However, gin drinkers did not realize any change.
As per the findings, a few participants were also given a combination of common diet and non-alcoholic red wine. The same led the researchers to find that not only systolic blood pressure reduced by 6mmHg, but diastolic blood pressure also dropped by 2mmHg. The same in turn reduced their risks of heart disease by 14% with stroke risk reduction by 20%.
Nitric oxide, helpful for relaxation of blood vessels, also increased its levels as a result, plummeting blood pressure.