Wine consumption might improve your odds of dying from a heart attack.
As outlined in a large Cochrane review published in 2019, there is a large body of consistent epidemiological evidence suggesting that light to moderate red wine intake (one or two drinks/day), and moderate alcohol consumption in general, is associated with reduced all‐cause and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, and has beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors, when compared with both abstention and heavy drinking. In contrast, excess alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, primarily through an increased risk of hypertension and stroke.
In addition, a meta-analysis conducted in 2002 also found a 32% reduction in overall vascular risk associated with drinking wine. Epidemiological studies have shown that risk of death and coronary heart disease is lower for people who drink low-to-moderate amounts of alcohol than for those who do not drink or who drink heavily. Good news for moderate drinkers of a drop of good wine!