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Saturday, May 26, 2007

To Your Health: Red Wine Wards Off Prostate Cancer

The July issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch is reporting that men who drink four to seven glasses of red wine per week are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than non-red wine drinkers.

Researchers in Seattle collected data on men between the ages of 40 and 64 are only 52 percent as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The study also found red wine appears particularly protective against advanced or aggressive cancers.

The study also found that even low amounts of red wine help ward off prostate cancer. For every additional glass of red wine per week the risk declines by about 6 percent. The scientists theorize that the antioxidant properties in red wine offset androgens, the male hormones that stimulate the prostate.

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