MENOPAUSE - Gymophobics


Women drinking a glass of white wine a day are almost 20 percent less likely than teetotallers to experience early menopause according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US tracked nearly 108,OOO women for over 20 years. The results showed that while white wine significantly reduced the chances of early menopause, red wine faired less well, lowering the risk by just 10 per cent.

Wine is thought to offer protection because it has high levels of resveratrol, a potent antioxidant known to prevent several age related conditions.