It’s about the wine again, in fact about the red wine: taking a glass of wine after a meal can help to prevent cavities and gum diseases, a new study has shown. Researchers’team leader Adelaida Esteban-Fernández says her team from Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación in Madrid found that the polyphenols in wine restrict the presence of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
The results of the study were published under title the ‘Inhibition of Oral Pathogens Adhesion to Human Gingival Fibroblasts by Wine Polyphenols Alone and in Combination with an Oral Probiotic.’ “Researchers compared the effects of two polyphenols from red wine against grape seed and red wine extract supplements on bacteria that stick to teeth and gums and cause dental plaque, cavities and gum disease [and] found the wine polyphenols and extracts all reduced the bacteria's ability to stick to the cells, but the polyphenols - caffeic and p-coumaric acids – were more effective,” Ms Esteban- Fernández declared.
This research could lead to the development of new treatments. Polyphenols in red wine also are known as an antioxidant which helps the body fight free radicals. It improves memory and boost fertility. Red wine is at the same time considered a remedia good for a lower risk of diabetes. At the opposite, as much research suggests, alcohol abuse is linked with cancer, dementia, mental illness and obesity.