Red Wine--Does Mogan David count????

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mizzou74
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   Posted 1/22/2006 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Heart attack in 2001 with single bypass. Last summer my doctor strongly suggested a glass of red wine each night.  I'm more of a beer guy than a wine guy.  Question:  Does Mogan David concord count as a wine to drink for the cardiovascular benefits?

els
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   Posted 1/23/2006 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey mizzou74, I don't see why not.  I also got this advise from my cardiologist.  Mine said to try red wines but any would have a good benefit.  I don't really like wine and it doesn't mix well with my blood pressure medications.

I wanted to welcome you to Healing Well forum.  I noticed your name are you by chance a Mizzou fan or did you go to school there?  Just curious as I live in Jefferson City, Missouri and went to MU my freshman year of college. I am 32 yrs old now and trying to finish up my masters (slowly huh!)

~elisha


mizzou74
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   Posted 1/23/2006 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, a Missouri native and graduate--1974 in Ag Economics and Journalism.  I live about 20 miles from Lawrence now, but still own and operate a farm in Missouri. 
 
Someone told me the Mogan David Concord was too sweet and didn't have the benefits of "other red wines".  He was adamant about it.   Have tried lots of different merlots but I keep drifting back to the cheap stuff.  I imagine it's a combination of lack of taste and my education... With most of the merlot wines I feel a need to cleanse my palate after a glass of wine.  I find Michelob or Corona the most effective at getting that taste out of my mouth.  (I'm not too fond of impressionist art, either and I've even been known to vote Republican on occasion.  I suppose there's little hope for me.)
 
Good luck with your masters.  Don't forget that just by being enrolled you're ahead of the vast majority of the rest of us.

erskinej
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   Posted 1/25/2006 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure how anyone could tell you Morgan David did not count. The data for wine and alcohol is poor (population trials--no randomized control trials) and show that alcohol (not just red wine) is protection against heart disease--red wine was the first alcoholic beverage to be looked at--due to the "French Paradox"--all that great rich French food, and not a significantly higher cardiac rate.

However, most data suggests now any moderate alcohol is protective--it is theorized that red wine may have flavinoids that are protective, but THIS IS THEORY--and not proven.

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4422
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