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04.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Let's Toast to Inflammation

HERE IS ANOTHER REASON to pop the cork on New Year’s Eve. A bit of bubbly can keep damaging inflammation in check, say Spanish scientists. When 2O men drank 1O daily ounces of cava (Spanish sparkling wine) for a month, they experienced a 25 percent reduction on blood markers of inflammation. And the more inflammation within your body, the greater your risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. “Like red wine, cava has a significant amount of polyphenols, which have a strong anti-inflammatory effect on the body,” say study author Emilio Sacanella, MD. We like Marques de Gelida or Segura Viudas, chardonnay-based cavas that are widely available at wine store in the United States. -MENS HEALTH

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