Responsible wine drinking is not without benefits. Small amounts of alcohol lower the risk of the more common causes of death among women, such as heart disease, stroke, hip fracture and dementia.
Resveratrol in red wine, suppresses the metabolism of estrogen, thereby protecting cells from becoming cancerous. It is believed that this could stop the progression that leads to breast cancer.
It does one other thing, it turns on a system in your body that prevents your cells from aging. Of course, moderation is the key when drinking to your health. Most people should drink about one glass of red wine a day.