Glass of Wine a Day Ups Cancer Risk in Woman

Drinking around slick men with greased hair and pinky rings is risky enough. But sorry ladies, it just got worse. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found women who drink 1 glass of wine each day raise their risk of certain cancers, like throat, breast and liver cancer, by as much as 22%. Experts examined survey answers from 1 million women in the U.K. and 68,775 cancer diagnoses over 7years. Findings also revealed drinking 2 glasses of wine day doubled risk; The Daily Telegraph reports.

Red wine has a reputation of being healthy. It’s not. According to Dr. Fuhrman wine can lead to extra belly fat, breast cancer and stroke. Wine usually gets the thumbs up for resveratrol a plant compound found in the skin of red grapes linked to cancer prevention, but you don’t need booze to get antioxidants, like resveratrol, all fruits and veggies are packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients.

But some people are insane. They have no problem giving their toddler wine. Eek!

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Jennifer McCann - February 26, 2009 11:11 AM

Maybe instead of drinking wine to get at that resveratrol we can just eat red grapes?

Sara - February 26, 2009 10:04 PM

I have been saying eat grapes instead of wine for years.

HELLEN HOLLAND - April 7, 2011 10:58 AM

Do not drink wine. It's bad for your health...conegers...sulfites etc. It prevents you from being clear headed therefore increasing your chances of bad decision making. It robs you of glass a day will lead to ADDICTION trust me I know. It may be trendy, but no so trendy when you get cancer. I do have cancer and I truly beleive it was caused by my drinking...STOP STOP STOP ...THANK YOU!!!

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