A City Guide To Handan for For example, there is some evidence that moderate alcohol consumption may be health-protective, with evidence of a J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and CHD risk. Abstinence confers a IN THE SPOTLIGHT Is drinking red wine good for your health? For some time, it has been known that fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a reduced rate of some cancers, in particular cancer of the gastrointestinal tract e.g. Potter et al This has been attributed to the presence of compounds known as polyphenols’. Red wine contains many different polyphenolic compounds, and red wine intake has been associated with reduced cardiovascular deaths e.g. German and Walzem Wollin and Jones Early studies identified an association between alcohol ingestion and highdensity lipoproteins HDL ? see section on unhealthy diet above thought to be protective against CHD e. A City Guide To Handan 2016.