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Wine Myths

Which is healthier -- red wine or white? How much wine a day is okay? See how well you know vino with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a proven health benefit of red wine?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Red wine in moderation can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart problems like heart attack and heart disease.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What antioxidant gives red wine anti-inflammatory properties?

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The correct answer is: Red wine has high amounts of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that includes resveratrol, which protects cell membranes and has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: The lighter the wine, the better it is for your skin.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The darker the wine the better it is for your skin. That's because darker wine has a higher concentration of polyphenols which protect the skin from UV light and keep it elastic.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: A red wine facial can reduce wrinkles.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Red wine contains antioxidants which strengthen the cross-linking of collagen, reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What gives red wine its anti-aging properties?

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The correct answer is: Red wine gets its color from the skin of grapes, which contain resveratrol and flavonoids. Resveratrol and flavonoids soak up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Red wine is proven to be better for your health than white wine.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There is still no clear evidence that proves red wine is better for your overall health than white wine. White wine contains alcohol which can raise HDL (good cholesterol), prevent blood clot formation and prevent artery damage caused by bad cholesterol. It also contains polyphenols and resveratrol, but in lower quantities than red wine.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Grapes don't provide the same heart benefits as red wine.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Because grape skin contains polyphenols, grapes and grape juice pack the same cardiovascular benefits as red wine.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Beer has some of the same benefits of wine when it comes to heart health.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Moderate consumption of beer and wine can boost a person's good cholesterol (HDL) and help lower a person's bad cholesterol (LDL).

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How many glasses of wine are women recommended to drink a day?

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The correct answer is: It's recommended that women drink 1 glass of wine per day, and men 1-2 glasses.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking more than the recommended amount of wine can increase the risk of breast cancer in women.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Studies confirm that women who drink two to three glasses of wine a day have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer. That's because alcohol increases estrogen levels. It also decreases levels of folic acid which helps the body copy and repair DNA; low folic acid levels can lead to errors in cell division that cause cancer. Breast cancer survivors who consume more than three glasses of wine a week have a 34 percent higher chance of recurrence.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking red wine may be better than aspirin in treating pain associated with osteoarthritis.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The high concentrations of resveratrol in red wine block the activation of the COX-2 enzyme, the enzyme that ignites inflammation and pain in the body. Some believe the resveratrol may turn out to be an improvement over aspirin in treating painful diseases associated with COX-2, such as osteoarthritis.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking wine is a great solution for a good night's sleep.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While alcohol may make a person drowsy or sleepy, it will keep them from experiencing the deep stages of sleep.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Red wine can cause headaches.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Red wine contains the amino acid tyramine, which can cause some people to develop headaches.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: A woman can get a wine belly just like a man can get a beer belly.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Drinking too much wine provides excess calories in a person's diet, which can cause women to accumulate fat in their belly, thighs and arms.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Drinking wine in moderation can decrease a person's belly fat for which reason?

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The correct answer is: If consumed in moderation, red wine can help eliminate body fat because it contains reservatrol.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Drinking a glass of red wine a day has what effect on a man's risk of prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: Research in the International Journal of Cancer shows that drinking a glass of red wine a day may cut a man's risk of prostate cancer in half.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Drinking red wine can lower a person's risk of heart disease by what percent?

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The correct answer is: Drinking red wine or other alcoholic beverages may help lower a person's risk for heart disease by up to 40 percent. That's because the ethanol in all forms of alcohol help increase HDL (good cholesterol) and prevent blood clots.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Wine can cause a person's asthma to flare up.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Studies of people who say wine triggers their asthma found that few people actually reacted to high-sulfite wine.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: It's okay to drink one glass of wine every few days while pregnant.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There is no known safe amount of alcohol a woman can drink while pregnant. The CDC urges pregnant women not to drink at any time during pregnancy.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Non-drinkers should start drinking wine in moderation to reduce risk of heart disease.

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The correct answer is: This is false. While alcohol does reduce the risk of heart disease, it's not recommended that non-drinkers begin drinking.

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