Drinkers have significantly lower mortality from coronary artery heart disease.

Drinking is associated with optimal social, intellectual and personality functioning.

Red wine consumption of 4 or more glasses per week reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

White wine consumption does not decrease the risk of prostate cancer.

Red wine benefits are attributed to phenolic compounds, which mediate its antioxidant effects.

Red wine stimulates the formation of endothelium dependence relaxation factors such as nitric oxide, and improves endothelial function and coronary arteries, possibly because of the high phenol concentration in red wine.

Preconception of red wine prevents most adverse acute effects of smoking (Schwartz V).

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