Saturday, October 08, 2005

Breast Cancer and Drinking Wine (PB)

The current issue of The Wine Spectator notes that a new report in the British Medical Journal reveals the latest research that with proper intake of folate–a B vitamin–will cancel out any potential risk. Folate can be found in leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, and beans or you may just take a dietary supplement.

The article further notes that while a definitive link to drinking and breast cancer has yet to be shown, in a study of 17,447 women followed for a period of 10 years, those who had 2-3 drinks per day had a 15 % lower risk of breast of cancer than those who didn’t drink if those who drank had a sufficient intake of folate–(330mcg) and a 19% lower incidence if followed by 400 mcg of folate.

As is always the case, the Biblical axiom of “All things in moderation” is still wise counsel.

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