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Monday, September 03, 2007

To Your Health: Red Wine Blocks Prostate Tumors

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that a compound found in red wine helped prevent tumors in lab mice. Resveratrol given to male mice cut the incidence of prostate tumors.

The study was published in the Journal of Carcinogenesis. Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grapes, raspberries, peanuts and blueberries. In the study, mice fed resveratrol had an 87 percent reduction in prostate tumors. Even mice given resveratrol who developed tumors were said to be much more likely to respond to treatment to halt the growth of the tumors.

The United States Department of Defense and the National Cancer Institute funded the study.


prostate health herbs said...

Wine is good, wine is bad, wine is good...they need to make up their minds. Cheers to this research!

enlarged prostate said...

Now its just a matter of getting used to the taste of wine.