According to the latest report from Fox News, a study found that moderate drinking of wine is not only good for heart health, but also helps protect the kidneys and prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD).
In the new study, Dr. Tapan Mita of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed the data of 5,852 participants involved in the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Survey. Among the participants, 1031 had chronic kidney disease. It was found that moderate drinking of wine in patients with chronic kidney disease is beneficial to health. Chronic kidney disease patients who drink less than 1 glass of wine a day have a 29% lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than those who do not drink alcohol. Among the healthy kidney participants, drinking less than one glass a day can also effectively reduce the incidence of chronic kidney disease. The risk of chronic kidney disease was reduced by 37% compared with those who did not drink alcohol. According to the American Heart Association, a glass of wine is about 4 ounces (about 113 grams).
Dr. Mita said that kidney disease and cardiovascular disease have many common risk factors. A number of studies have found that drinking wine often reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to statistics from the American Kidney Foundation, there are about 26 million patients with chronic kidney disease in the United States alone. These patients are also high-risk people with cardiovascular disease.