Blood clots: Drinking wine could make blood 'less sticky' – how much you should have


This is important advice, as drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can increase platelets in the blood, making them more likely to clot randomly.

For this reason, long-term excessive drinking is discouraged as it causes long-term and consistent platelet activation.

The benefits of drinking small amounts of wine are backed by research published in the Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease in 2021.

Scientists discovered an inverse relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and pulmonary embolism, and between wine consumption and deep vein thrombosis.


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