Newsflash: "Red Wine May Help Flu From Mutating"

Forget Tamiflu! The new flu remedy has a nicer bouquet!! :-)

Rome - January 20 - (UPI) - Italian researchers have found that they could reduce the seasonal flu mortality rate in mice by 60 percent with resveratrol, found in red wine.

Italy's Higher Health Institute, Rome University and the National Research Council found that a molecule found in red wine - resveratrol contained in the skin of the red grapes which give the wine its color - can block the flu virus from mutating, reported ANSA Friday.

Red wine has been found to be good for combating cardiovascular conditions and diseases like Alzheimer's disease.

"This discovery is a very important because it increases the possibility of combating the virus and has proved effective against all different types of flu," researchers said.

The findings have been published by the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

"One barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of saints." Italian proverb

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