Scientists toast health benefits of wine in moderation

They will hear a presentation on the so-called ‘J-curve’, which shows the risk of cardiovascular and other diseases is high for heavy drinkers, but it is lower for moderate drinkers than for non-drinkers.

Another presentation features Australian findings that low to moderate alcohol intake appears to offer protection against dementia.

In all, 27 specialists from 10 countries will present papers at the WineHealth scientific meeting. Previous meetings have been held in Italy, the US, Chile,