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December 2002 Issue

Get the Health Benefits of Red Wine Without the Alcohol

Q. Iíve heard that red wine contains health-protective substances. How can I get the same benefits without the alcohol? A. One simple way is to eat grapes, says Leroy Creasy, Ph.D., professor emeritus of horticulture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. "Thereís really nothing in wine thatís not in grapes, except the alcohol," he explains. And although alcohol might provide some benefit to the heart, itís not the only important part of wine. Eating other fruits and vegetables, he adds, can

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