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Heart doctor prescribes red wine

An article in the Daily Mail last week reported that a cardiologist prescribes Red Wine. Doctor William McCrea 58 who works at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, even hands out glasses of wine on his cardiology ward rounds. He says he's prescribed wine to 10,000 patients over the last 10 years. He is convinced that the drink helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. He came up with the idea after discovering that the French have fewer heart attacks than the British despite eating a fattier diet and smoking more. He prescribes wine like any other medicine in precise measures at regular intervals and the results show that drinking a small amount every day can be beneficial. He recommends 2 x 125ml glasses a day. He insists that young wines in screw top bottles are the healthiest varieties. Those red wines which are rich in antioxidants, in particular resveratrol is good for mopping up the chemicals responsible for blood clots the primary cause of heart disease. Like we need an excuse to drink red wine!!