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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Red Wine and Cancer Breast.

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 10:05 PM Comments

A large glass of red wine contains about three...Image via Wikipedia
Alcohol is alcohol whether it is from red or white wine or whether from other sources. One good friend of mine once argued with me regarding the protective value of red wine which contains antioxidants. And he went to the extent of showing web pages written by one wine doctor, the name is perhaps Dr. moore. Please go through the clipped article.
clipped from edition.cnn.com
Attention red wine drinkers: Drinking moderate amounts of any kind of alcohol (including wine, beer, and liquor) is associated with a slightly increased breast cancer risk -- and the rosy-hued beverage is no exception.
To find out if this was true, the researchers looked at 6,327 women with breast cancer and 7,558 women who did not have a a cancer diagnosis. Risk rose with the amount of alcohol consumed, no matter whether it was wine, beer or liquor. The heaviest drinkers -- women who reported having 14 or more drinks a week -- were 24 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than nondrinkers. Health.com: For even healthy men, alcohol seems to lower heart attack risk
In comparison, smoking can increase the risk of breast cancer by 32 percent, and having a close relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with the disease is associated with a 200 percent higher risk.

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