According to the "medicine literature" magazine reported that the U.S. researchers from Brigham and women's Hospital in Boston to participate in the "project of medical health study population sample of 11 thousand men, the blood tests and a questionnaire survey of their.
In the survey, men who drank at least 7 glasses of wine a week were more likely to have higher levels of creatinine in their blood than those who drank only about 1 or fewer drinks a week at a rate of about 30%. High levels of creatinine in blood is a strong sign of renal dysfunction.
Brigham and women's Hospital aging researcher Tobias Kurth said in a report, previous studies have shown that moderate drinking can help prevent cardiovascular disease, but the relationship between alcohol consumption and the deterioration of renal function is not clear, but most studies have found that drinking is harmful to the kidney.
"This is the first time that moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease," he said. But considering that kidney disease is often associated with cardiovascular problems, the results are not surprising. This study may deepen our understanding of alcohol and disease prevention."
Although the results of this study are quite different from the traditional view, the researchers stress that this does not mean that people should drink alcohol, especially alcoholism as a means of kidney protection.
Kurth also noted that the study was limited to healthy men, so the reliability of this conclusion, especially for women and patients, has yet to be confirmed by further studies.