New research finds that red wine can counter the short-term damage inflicted by smoking!
Inflammation can be countered by red wine, although smoking inflames blood vessel lining, damaging cells.
It is one of the few tenets the scientific community almost universally concurs on: Cigarettes pose some serious health concerns.
Now, Germany has a new study that seems to prove that drinking a glass of red wine may counteract the short-term negative ramifications of smoking. Their findings offer more evidence of the health benefits of wine while the researchers aren’t suggesting anyone light up.
The findings are now in The American Journal of Medicine, and state that the ill effects on cardiovascular health cigarettes have are nearly the clear contrary of the beneficial effects red wine has. When you light up, the smoke damages cells and arteries. Research has shown that blood vessel inflammation falls if you drink red wine.
“We discovered evidence that pre-ingestion of red wine prevented the majority of the vascular harm caused by smoking.”
The subjects who drank red wine before smoking didn’t show the same damage as those who didn’t drink.
The researchers found the subjects who drank red wine showed fewer signs of telomer damage.
Schwarz and her team are quick to state they’re not supporting anyone to start smoking. The test subjects were all nonsmokers, so it is unclear how longtime smokers would be affected by red wine.
It is also unclear if wine would have any impact on smoking’s long-term negative health effects. But Schwarz believes it should show in further study on how wine shields our cardiovascular health.