- posted 13 years ago
This seems to repeat umpteen previous studies. It's a bit late for me to benefit but who really needs an excuse? Graham
Red wine may reduce risk of prostate cancer
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Study - Red wine drinkers, raise your glasses! Another study extolling the health benefits of red wine was released on Tuesday, saying a glass a day may help prevent prostate cancer.
Researchers from Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found men who drink four to seven glasses of red wine a week are only 52 per cent as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as those who don't drink red wine.
The report, published in the June 2007 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch, was based on a small study examining the risk of prostate cancer in 1,456 men aged between 40 and 64, including alcohol consumption.
"At first the results for alcohol consumption seemed similar to the findings of many earlier studies -- there was no relationship between overall consumption and risk," said the researchers in a statement. "But the scientists went one step further by evaluating each type of alcoholic beverage independently. Here the news was surprising -- wine drinking was linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer."
When white wine was compared with red, red had the most benefit with even low amounts appearing to help.
© The Calgary Herald 2007