If you’re drinking that Cote du Rhone for the pleasure and the flavor, then by all means go right ahead. But if you think you’re doing something good for your heart–because of all those “Red Wine Is GOOD For You” headlines you’ve read then put down your glass. A new study from a Swedish University says that red wine is good for you, and could reduce the risk of heart disease, but only if you have a certain genetic makeup–or genotype.
And guess what? It seems that only 15% of us have it. And if you don’t have it–if you’re in the giant 85% majority–all that moderate red wine imbibing isn’t doing your heart a bit of good. Unless you’re having a glass with that special someone–then a few sips may well be good for your heart after all.