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Life Sci. 2015 Jun 15;131:19-22. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2015.02.024. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Wine, alcohol and pills: What future for the French paradox?

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Department of Physics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Via Laterina, 8, 53100 Siena, Italy. Electronic address:
Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Via L. Mangiagalli, 31, 20133 Milan, Italy. Electronic address:


The present review discusses the acquisitions obtained to date on the subject of wine consumption, health and cardiovascular protection. We distinguished the cardiovascular effects related to the consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages focusing on non-alcoholic wine fraction: polyphenols and especially resveratrol. In the second part of the review we have addressed the issue of resveratrol bioavailability and the importance of wine matrix and phytocomplex highlighting the biological effects that can be obtained with nutraceuticals and resveratrol pills compared to the daily consumption of a glass of red wine.


Cis-resveratrol (CID: 1,548,910); French paradox; Polyphenols; Resveratrol; Trans-resveratrol (CID: 445,154); Wine

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