White wine won’t do it. Gin won’t do it. But a new study, published Friday in the Journal of Women’s Health, shows that red wine may help stave off breast cancer. Phytochemicals in red wine inhibit estrogen production. And greater exposure to estrogen often means greater chance of developing breast cancer.
In fact, red wine mimics the effect of a class of drugs used to prevent recurrences of breast cancer. More red wine isn’t better, and 8 ounces of Cabernet Sauvignon were the limit for women who participated in the study.
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