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Monday, October 23, 2006

To Your Health: Red Wine Fights Colon Cancer

Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have released findings of a study that indicates people who drink three or more glasses of red wine a week reduce the chances that they will develop colon cancer.

Researchers said that the higher concentration of resveratrol in red wine, a compound that also is believed to fight fungal infections in grapes, helps cut the chances of colon cancer. Resveratrol is found just under the skins of grapes, which remain on longer during the production of red wine than white wine. The researchers recommend moderate alcohol consumption of one serving per day for women and no more than two servings a day for men.

Results of the Stony Brook University study are being presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting this week in Las Vegas.

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