Monday 20 November 2017

This is how white wine could be ruining your skin

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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It turns out that your white wine habit could be ruining your skin, according to a new study.

A recent study conducted by Brown University, Rhode Island, found that women who drink white wine are more likely to develop rosacea, a condition where the skin on the face becomes red.

Researchers found that drinking five or more glasses of white wine per week increases your risk of developing rosacea by 49pc, while drinking one to three glasses a month raises the risk by 14pc.

"We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea," said the senior author of the study, Dr Wen-Qing Li.

While the study couldn't confirm why white wine appeared to increase the risk of rosacea, researchers said it may be due to the beverage weakening the immune system and causing blood vessels to dilate.

The research analysed nearly 83,000 women over 14 years and was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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