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red wine

an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting grapes, the fruit of Vitis vinifera, with their skins (which imparts color); has been used as a tonic.
The health benefits of wine are variously attributed to alcohol and polyphenols which include (1) flavonoid antioxidants also found in various foods—e.g., oranges, grape juice, apples, onions, tea and cocoa, and (2) non-flavonoid antioxidants, in particular resveratrol, which appears to prevent damage to blood vessels, raise 'good' (HDL-) cholesterol, and reduce 'bad' (LDL-) cholesterol, inflammation and thrombosis

red wine

An alcoholic beverage made from pressed grapes, which contains polyphenolic antioxidants. Consumption of red wine, not in excess of 1 to 2 glasses per day, is associated with reduced risk of coronary artery disease.
See also: wine
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