Red Wine makes you smile

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A glass of Bordeaux may be the best thing for your teeth according to an article in The Independent, UK. Scientists have discovered that compunds in red wine play a role in preventing gum disease and tooth loss. The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Association for Dental Research in Orlando, Florida recently. Polyphenois, a compound found in the skin and seeds of the grapes has a”significant inhibitory” effect on the growth of bacteria in the gums.
Alcohol in excess is known to increase the risk of mouth cancer though red wine has a number of health benefits. These include reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease among others.

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