Red wine may help against gum inflammation.
Canadian study on the effect of polyphenols has a positive effect on
Canadian scientists have demonstrated in inflamed gums, a positive effect of polyphenols present in red wine. The polyphenols scavenge free radicals, which form in a gum infection, the researchers reported at a meeting of American dentists.
Other studies had already been attributed to red wine a preventive effect of the development of tumors or heart disease. Responsible for the protective effect of so-called polyphenols that are present in the skins of red grapes in large quantity. Be discarded because the red wine grape covers, it contains in comparison to white wine polyphenols significantly more. The substances are among the antioxidants that the body absorb damaging free radicals.
In your study of the effect of polyphenols Fatiha Chandad work of the Laval University in Quebec and your colleagues now perform with components of bacteria, the gingival inflammation. First, the researchers called macrophages isolated from mice. These scavenger cells of the immune system to replace the task of intruders and damaged cells. When the scientists treated the macrophages with the bacterial extracts to form the free radicals that damage the body in the oral tissues.
When the scientists, however, before the bacteria attack the polyphenols to the macrophages, so put this much fewer free radicals than those free copies without red wine extracts. This antioxidant effect of red wine might be useful to prevent gum disease and heal, close the Wissenschaftlter.
Fahia Chandad (Laval University, Quebec), et al. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, Orlando.
Source: Reuters / wissenschaft.de, Anna Lena Gehrmann