Health Update: Vintage cure

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MIGRAINE sufferers who find that drinking red wine triggers an attack may find that it helps to drink a higher quality product. Research has confirmed that older, more expensive red wines are less likely to precipitate an attack, according to General Practitioner.

Researchers believe that substances in red wine called falvanoids lower levels of the neurotransmitters 5HT, causing a migraine attack. In older wines the falvanoids change to form another substance, tannin, which is not absorbed by the body.