It turns out you were probably right to question the claim that wine can help extend your life. We are just as disappointed as you are. From NPR’s Food Blog The Salt:
If you’ve been counting on your daily dose of merlot to stave off mortality, you might want to consider Plan B.
The links between red wine and longevity aren’t nearly as strong as they once seemed, according to new research in the journal Nature. In fact, the research calls into question the whole mechanism used to explain wine’s power to extend life.
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