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.