Non-alcoholic red wine might decrease blood pressure better than wine with alcohol

September 6, 2012 2:57:28 PM PDT
Non-alcoholic red wine may be more effective in fighting high blood pressure than its alcoholic cousin, according to a small study in the journal Circulation.

The research compared 67 men with diabetes or multiple risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

Each person consumed either non-alcoholic red wine, red wine, or gin. The most significant decrease in blood pressure was with the non-alcoholic red wine.

Researchers concluded the alcohol in red wine weakens its ability to lower blood pressure. But chemicals still present after alcohol is removed from wine are likely the beneficial elements.