An International Society of Medical Professionals with an Interest in Better Health and a Passion for Wine
As medical professionals, we know that wine enhances health and specifically reduces the risk of heart disease.
People who enjoy wine in moderation live longer and are less likely to suffer many illnesses.
Wine enhances the flavors of food, and is often enjoyed with family and friends in the joyful experiences of our lives.
Wine is complex, and lends itself to study and contemplation.
Wine preserves time and history beneath the cork, but, once consumed is gone forever.
The enjoyment of wine is best celebrated among friends, family, and colleagues who, together, appreciate the value that wine brings to the table and to life. Membership in the Renaud Society, a society of medical professionals with an interest in better health and a passion for wine, honors the legacy of Professor Serge Renaud, father of the French Paradox, supports wine & health research and education, and promotes the sharing of wine interests with your medical colleagues worldwide.
Patriarch of the Renaud Society, Professor Serge Renaud, dies near 85th birthday in France. See full report under News heading.
"Over many decades, Professor Serge Renaud has been the scientist
making the largest contribution to our understanding of the role of wine in
protecting the French from coronary artery disease (the "French Paradox"). He has been one of the leading figures in science seeking to discover how dietary factors relate to health, often providing innovative concepts that have taken many years to be appreciated He has made a major contribution with is research demonstrating how alpha-linolenic acid, monounsaturated fats, and other components of the "Cretan-type Mediterranean Diet" can play key roles in preventing coronary heart disease. His work has motivated many other scientists to better define how dietary factors, including alcohol, relate to health."
R. Curtis Ellison, MD
Professor of Medicine & Public Health
BostonUniversitySchool of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
"I am delighted that you are initiating the creation of the Renaud Society. The importance of health promoting behaviours for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases cannot be over emphasized. It is particularly appropriate that this Society honors Professor Renaud who has made so many scientific contributions in this area as the Director of INSERM in Bordeaux, France, and as Professor of Nutrition at the University of Montreal, Canada. To this day there is too little focused effort in these areas, and too little study, and not enough good information for the community at large and our patients in particular. I can endorse the formation of the RenaudSociety with high enthusiasm and no reservations."
With best wishes,
Andrew Selwyn, MA (HARVARD), MD, FRCP(UK), FACC
Professor of Medicine,
"I have carried the flame for the medical benefits of wine with fervour. My father was a leading cardiac specialist in Australia. I have attended most of the conferences held in Australia over the years where the subject of wine and health was covered. I can say with a clear conscience that I wholeheartedly endorse the connection between wine drinking and better heart health and the Renaud Society."
WIne Summit VII is Wine Health 2013. Plan to attend this July in Sydney, Australia
The French Paradox: 60 Minutes 11/17/1991
Renaud Society to participate in the launch of WineMDonline.com
The Renaud Society is gearing-up to help launch a new informational website for public consumption with information and resources on wine and health. Tapping into the academic communitiy and traveling the world for cultural nuances that support healthy wine consumption, wineMDonline.com is planning to offer onsite vineyard and winery news, winemaker insights, and a direct link to food and wine producers, sommelliers, and others around the globe. Bloghs, tweets, and links to medical researchers from Boston to Bombay, San Francisco to Santago all a click away at www.wineMDonline.com