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WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF RED WINE ON OUR GUT MICROBIOTA?

Thanks to their antioxidant properties, polyphenols found in red wine could increase gut microbiota diversity, a factor which contributes to good health. The news should thrill wine lovers as well as producers of the “nectar of the gods”.   Health benefits of red wine–as long as it is con...
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Alcohol: your oral microbiota takes a hit!

Alcohol attacks the organism and is a source of cancer. An American team tried to understand the effect of alcohol on the oral flora and its consequences.   More than 700 microorganisms—bacteria, viruses, fungi—make up the oral microbiota. Impairment of this flora is a source of cardiac d...
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What can the microbiota of grapes tell us about the wine’s terroir?

Does the microflora of a bunch of grapes have an impact on the wine-making process and enhance a vintage? That’s what the authors of a study, published in Plos One, suggest.   It’s a known fact: wine quality depends on the grapes it comes from, the environmental conditions they grew ...
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