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Ask the doctor: Do grapes and grape juice protect the heart like wine does?

March 01, 2007

Ask the doctor

Do grapes and grape juice protect the heart like wine does?

Q. For the health of my heart and arteries, how does regular consumption of red wine compare with grape juice or the equivalent in grapes?

A. You are asking a question that science hasn't caught up with, especially when it comes to grape juice and grapes. Let's start by looking at what you get with each of these.

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