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Wine may help protect skin from sunburn

Drinking wine and eating grapes may help protect your skin, according to a new study by Spanish scientists.
August 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Drinking wine and eating grapes may help protect your skin.

Spanish scientists said they've found substances in grapes that protect skin cells from sun damage.

Researchers looked at the chemical reaction in the skin when touched by UV rays from the sun. Flavonoids in the grapes can stop the chemical reaction that causes cells to die.

Scientists said this research could help develop products to protect skin from sunburn and even skin cancer.

The study is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


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