Ingredients in red wine cuts lung cancer risk in smokers and former smokers
Enjoying a glass or two of red wine daily may slash your risk of developing lung cancer by 60 percent if you’re a male smoker. An antioxidant compound in red wine may be protective of lung cancer, particularly among smokers,” said Chun Chao, Ph.D., a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in Pasadena, California.
The study collected information on over 84,000 men aged 45 to 69 years old in California’s healthcare system over the years 2000 to 2006; 210 of them developed lung cancer. The scientists measured the effects of beer, white wine, red wine and liquor on the risk of developing lung cancer. Factors such as race, education, body mass index, and smoking history were also considered.