Red wine effective at blocking the growth of lung cancer cells: Brock, McMaster University researchers

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Red wine effective at blocking the growth of lung cancer cells: Brock, McMaster University researchers

Published on March 04 2014


Will that be red or white?

Make it red - if you value your lungs.

Researchers from Brock and McMaster Universities have found that, while both red and white wine block the proliferation of lung cancer cells, red wine is more effective at doing so.

Wine contains polyphenols - in particular, resveratrol - that are shown to have anti-cancer and other health benefits.

In their experiments on non small-cell lung cancer cells, researchers discovered that red wine inhibited cancer cell proliferation in doses as low as two per cent concentration.

To achieve the same effect, white wine doses need to be at concentrations of five per cent.

glasses of red and white wine