Some Wines Contain Dangerous Metals

Posted on Nov 5, 2008 in Heavy Metals

(Nov. 5) – Wine is known to have some health benefits. But some wines carry levels of metal so high that just one glass a day may raise the risk of serious health problems like Parkinson’s disease or cancer, a study found.
British scientists measured the metal content of red and white wines from 15 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Italy, Jordan, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain.
How can red wine hurt? Red wines from some countries were found to have high levels of metal, which may increase risk of neurological problems or cancer. Red wine triggers migraines in some people. Studies have tied any alcohol to increased risk of breast cancer. A 4 oz. glass of wine also has the same number of calories as half a Coke if weight control is an issue.