10 October 2008

Red Wine May Protect Smokers and Ex-Smokers from Lung Cancer

Drinking red wine, but not white wine, may reduce lung cancer risk, especially among current and ex-smokers, new research indicates.

People who had ever smoked and who drank at least a glass of red wine daily were
60 percent less likely to develop lung cancer than ever-smokers who didn't drink alcohol, Dr. Chun Chao of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena and colleagues found.

But white wine
didn't reduce risk, suggesting it could be compounds contained in red wine, such as resveratrol and flavonoids, rather than the healthier lifestyle associated with wine drinking, that may be protective, the researchers say. ~ Reuters, 9 Oct 2008

Another good news, alright, but do not let it devolve later on as a terrible excuse to smoke. Quitting smoking remains to be one of the best, if not, the best way to avoid getting lung cancer.
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