Navigation Links
Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors

Dismissing the widely held theory that red wine is good for health, leading Indian doctors Tuesday said// that no one in the world has proved the positive side of either the red wine or any category of alcohol.

Scores of leading doctors assembled in the national capital to participate in a national health summit were unanimous in their view that wine, beer or any other form of alcohol couldn't be promoted as a health enhancer.

"I have gone through nearly 1.6 crores (16 million) articles on health and alcohol but none has proved that alcohol is good for health especially for heart," said H. K. Chopra, chief cardiologist at Moolchand Medicity here.

"It's simply a perception among people that taking red wine will do wonder for heart. Why don't they take grape juice instead?" Chopra, who is also the chairman of the World Heart Academy, said.

M.C. Mishra head of surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said: "People drink alcohol, smoke five packets of cigarettes but never bother to take fruits. In the name of anti-oxidants, these wine companies promote wine and people blindly believe it."

India needs more of health clubs and wellness centres rather than hospitals, said B.K. Rao chairman of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

"Most of our people are not health conscious. They take all junk foods, aerated drinks, alcohol and other unnecessary things and complain about the increasing disease burden.

"No one speaks about the benefits of exercise but are loud about wine. It's a worrying trend. We need good food and regular exercise to keep out heart healthy not red wine," Rao told IANS on the sidelines of the summit.

S. C. Manchanda, a former head of cardiology at AIIMS expressed similar opinion and urged people to drink water instead of wine. "Drink water, it will keep your body and mind clean."

Shikha Sharma, a leading nutritionist of the capital a lso snubbed the idea of alcohol as a health enhancer. "When people already have so much of burden, they cannot afford more of it with wine or any other form of alcohol. What we need is a balanced diet."

Chopra also said that the growing nightclubs and pubs are just promoting alcohol among youngsters and it is worsening the situation. "Sedentary lifestyle coupled with stress and alcohol are making the chronic disease scenario worst in India."

A recent survey by ASSOCHAM, a leading industry lobby of India, has found that deaths due to chronic diseases like heart attacks and diabetes would register a sharp increase from 3.78 million in 1990 to 7.63 million in 2020.

Source-IANS/V
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
2. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
3. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
4. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
5. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
8. Are Indians aware of SARS ?
9. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
10. Indian pharma industry upbeat on WTO drug deal
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Angela Cotey, a noted general dentist in Mt. Horeb, ... with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey knows that interceptive orthodontics in ... When patients receive early treatment, they may achieve straight teeth with less treatment in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Curio Wellness , a premium medical ... of the company’s executive management team with prominent executives from both inside and outside ... Chief Operating Officer, Ted Dumbauld , who has more than twenty years of ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... , ... Immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most promising options for ... the next revolution in our fight against this complex disease. One of the most ... inhibitors such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. , While a few single analyte immunohistochemistry ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Wharton School ... and Julie Taffet Moelis, W’81, have made a $10 million gift to establish the ... opportunity that will provide a pathway to a Wharton MBA for highly-qualified Penn undergraduates ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find ... the event, the Los Angeles World Airports will light up the evening sky by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 Wound care ... promote healing of the wound. The industry mainly consists ... products for the treatment of wounds caused by mechanical, ... due to diseases such as diabetes, skin related diseases, ... Europe was the largest region in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. ... continues to develop collagenase based-therapies with a first ... marketed as XIAFLEX ®  in the U.S. and ... present a corporate overview at the upcoming 16 ... April 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... and Markets has announced the addition of the "South Korean Proton ... report to their offering. ... The South Korean Proton Therapy Market is expected to almost triple ... Therapy Market for South Korea was valued at ... plays an important role in delivering comprehensive cancer care to children and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: