Drinking Wine (in Moderation) is Beneficial to Health

Drinking Wine (in Moderation) is Beneficial to Health

Each of the following findings are from recent medical studies. Big Creek Winery is open seven days a week to make sure the health benefits of wine are available to everyone, every day.

  • Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent.
  • Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers.
  • Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers.
  • Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers.
  • Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease.
  • Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol.
  • Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer.