Researchers studied more than 60 men who had a high risk for heart problems. The men followed a common diet, and drank either 10 ounces of red wine a day, non-alcoholic wine, or gin. They tried each beverage for four weeks at a time.
They found no significant effect from red wine or gin, but when the men drank non-alcoholic wine their risk for heart disease dropped 14 percent.
The risk for stroke went down 20 percent.
Experts say the alcohol in red wine may weaken its beneficial effect on blood pressure.
The researcher believe the polyphenols present in wine provide the heart health boost.
(Copyright © 2012 NBC Universal, All Rights Reserved)