In June 2018, researchers from Spain published the results of their study to assess the effects of aged white wine and gin on circulating endothelial progenitor cells, cell adhesion molecules, inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which are related to atherosclerosis in high cardiovascular risk subjects. Thirty-eight high-risk male individuals, aged between 55 and 80 years, received either 30g ethanol/day as aged white wine or gin for a 3-week period. Results showed that compared to gin, aged white wine consumption was associated with a significant 40% increase in endothelial progenitor cells and at the same time decreased inflammatory markers and other known various cardiovascular risk factors. They therefore concluded that aged white wine has a greater ability to repair and maintain endothelial integrity compared to gin.
Roth I et al. Consumption of aged white wine modulates cardiovascular risk factors via circulating endothelial progenitor cells and inflammatory biomarkers. Clin Nutr. 2018 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]