Red wine may reduce lung cancer risk

October 13, 2008

Drinking red wine not only reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease, but it may also reduce your risk for lung cancer – especially if you are a current or ex-smoker, Reuters reported Thursday.

People who do or have smoked and drink at least one glass of wine each day are 60 percent less likely to develop lung cancer than those who have smoked and don’t drink red wine, said Dr. Chun Chao, of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena.

Chao said it’s the resveratrol and flavonoids in red wine that are protective — something white wine does not have.

SOURCE: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, October 2008,,


One Response to “Red wine may reduce lung cancer risk”

  1. Hillary Says:

    This is great news! I read about this on Thursday too.

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