Friday, January 28, 2005

Red Wine May Ward Off Prostate Cancer

Evidence is mounting that proves that red wine consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in middle-aged men. For the most recent study, men with and without the disease were interviewed about their lifetime alcohol consumption. While alcohol intake itself didn't correlate to incidents of prostate cancer, it appeared that each additional glass of red wine consumed per week resulted in a statistically significant 6 percent decrease in relative risk. Doctors conducting the study pointed to alcohol's ability to alter the balance of hormones and noted that red wine in particular contains chemical substances such as flavonoids, which may alter tumor cell growth.


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