Since Im now NLTs wine editor, I would be remiss if I didnt pass along this good news about the health benefits of red wine:
A substance found in red wine protected mice from the ill effects of obesity, raising the tantalizing prospect the compound could do the same for humans and may also help people live longer, healthier lives, researchers are reporting today.
The story adds, "They also noted that a person would have to drink at least 100 glasses of red wine a day or take mega doses of the commercially availably supplements to get the levels given to the mice." Hey, Im willing to try, though the story cautions that such a level of consumption "not be safe in humans." Worrywarts.