Research shows wine can help combat breast cancer

twowineglasses1.jpg Science News is reporting that scientists at the National Institute for Health have found that the red wine chemical called resveratrol, is not only an antiaging compound but also effective in combating BRCA1-associated tumor formulation in potential cases of breast cancer. How resveratrol does this is not clear. About 8% of breast cancer cases are caused by mutations in tumor suppressor genes.

In separate news, a new study found that resveratrol may help protect human cells against exposure to nuclear material; resveratrol-based drug increased survival rates of mice exposed to radiation by more than 250 percent. Wine Spectator has that story.

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