Red wine improves gut health

Researchers have found that people who drink red wine have increased gut microbiota diversity as well as lower levels of obesity and bad cholesterol.

“Moderate red wine consumption is associated with greater diversity and healthier gut microbiota that partly explain its long-debated beneficial effects on health,” said Caroline Le Roy from King’s College London.

An imbalance of ‘good’ microbes compared to ‘bad’ ones in the gut can lead to adverse health outcomes such as reduced immune system, weight gain or high cholesterol.

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