MODERATE RED WINE CONSUMPTION INFLUENCES THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION OF METABOLIC SYNDROME AS A COMPLEX RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND DIABETES MELLITUS II PUBLISHEDMartina Gazarová, Marta Habánová, Peter Chlebo, Jana Kopcekova
Epidemiological, experimental and clinical investigations have shown that diets supplemented with moderate quantities of alcoholic beverages lead to biochemical changes, that are widely regarded to prevent cardiovascular disease. Red wine contains a naturally rich sources of antioxidants which may protect the body from oxidative stress. We investigated the relationship between red wine intake and lipide profile, glucose, blood pressure and WHR index changes. Participants consumed 200 ml of red wine Lemberger (MASARYK, Slovakia) each day during supper for six weeks and were encouraged to maintain their usual diet and exercise habits. Daily intake of Lemberger during six weeks was associated with lower plasma levels of total cholesterol (5.66±1.12 vs 5.36±1.04), triglycerides (1.68±0.23 vs 1.47±0.66), LDL cholesterol (3.46±0.81 vs 3.26±0.76) and glucose (5.35±0.82 vs 5.26±0.78). On the contrary we recorded higher level of „good“ HDL cholesterol (1.42±0.63 vs 1.80±0.58). Systolic and diastolic blood pressure was also decreased. Research results have shown that moderate consumption of red wine have a positive impact on changes waist circumference and ultimately to the Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR). Our study demonstrates a positive association between moderate wine consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
wine, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, lipide profile, blood pressure