Two Glasses of Red Wine May Put Brakes on Breast Cancer

Small study finds the wine must be red—white didn't show the same results.

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Here’s a story to toast to: Drinking about two glasses of red wine each day may keep breast cancer away.

The Los Angeles Times reports a small study involving premenopausal women, published last week in the Journal of Women’s Health, found that when participants poured themselves eight ounces of red vino on a daily basis, they “experienced hormonal changes that mimic the effects of a drug used to prevent malignant breast tumors from coming back.”

Prefer chardonnay to merlot? Sorry, white wine didn’t offer the same benefits.

Good thing we're lovers of red. Now, where did we put that corkscrew?

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First Published January 9, 2012

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