White Wine And Rosacea
Drinking white wine could increase the risk of rosacea in women. Rosacea is a chronic and persistent condition in which the skin on the cheeks, nose, chin, eyelids, or forehead becomes inflamed and red, often producing small pimples and noticeable blood vessels. It tends to run in families. The news that white wine could be a risk factor comes from a Brown University investigation that reviewed information gathered over 14 years from 82,737 women enrolled in the nationwide Nurses’ Health Study II. The data showed that 4,945 women in the study developed the skin disease. Using information collected from all the women participants the researchers determined that women who regularly drank white wine had an elevated risk of developing rosacea and that the more they drank, the higher the risk. The team also reported that while red wine is a trigger for rosacea flare-ups among those who already have the disease, the investigation showed that it wasn’t significantly associated with developing the skin condition in the first place. Drinking liquor was also implicated, but the researchers said that more study is needed to determine and define the connections between specific types of alcohol and rosacea.
Wen-Qing Li et al, “Alcohol intake and risk of rosacea in US women.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.02.040
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