Can drinking red wine reduce my risk of having a stroke?

Reza Jahan, MD
A glass of red wine has been shown to reduce the risk of strokes as well as heart attacks. Most strokes are caused by blockages in blood vessels, and red wine contains a chemical that can open up blood vessels. Researchers are working on a pill that contains a similar chemical.

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