The Beneficial Effect Of Red Wine

by Medindia Content Team on  October 29, 2004 at 10:15 AM General Health News
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The Beneficial Effect Of Red Wine
Researchers now say that a glass of red wine each day could keep keep lung cancer away .For the study researchers followed 132 patients with lung cancer and 187 patients requiring routine surgery between 1999 and 2000. The majority of the patients were men in their early 60s. Patients were asked about their diet, smoking habits, occupation, and the type and quantity of alcohol they drank each day. They were asked to specify if they drank red, white or rose wine.

Results showed that one-third of all of the patients studied were former smokers. Of the group with lung cancer, 60 percent were current smokers compared to 25 percent of the other patients. Those with lung cancer were also more likely to have worked in jobs that put them at an increased risk for the disease.

One in five of the routine-surgery group didn't drink compared to one in four in the lung cancer group. Thus researchers conclude saying that no other type of alcohol seemed to have the same effect as red wine.

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