According to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health, mortality risks in whites may be reduced by moderate alcohol consumption. But, its protective effect may be absent for people of African descent.
A glass of wine at dinner?
Previous research suggested that moderate consumption of red wine could have health benefits for those with type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, drinking red wine can lower blood sugar for up to a day. Unfortunately, these studies were conducted among chiefly white populations.
What does the new discovery say?
White men who consumed one to two glasses three or seven days a week had a lower mortality risk, which is equal to that of black men who did not drink at all.
Limitations of the study
Socioeconomic status, genetics, environment, and gender could also influence the relationship between drinking wine and mortality risk.
The question of whether red wine is good for any individual, including Black people, is primarily related to the potential health benefits and risks associated with its consumption.
In summary, if you are a black individual considering the consumption of red wine or any alcoholic beverage, it’s vital to do so in moderation. And remember to confer with a healthcare provider, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.