Wine for cancer patients

 

A nice bottle of red wine may be an appropriate gift for a friend diagnosed with cancer.

A nice bottle of red wine may be an appropriate gift for a friend diagnosed with cancer.

When someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, your first instinct might be to commiserate and offer to drive them to radiation and chemotherapy. You might also want to buy her a case of really nice red wine to help her recuperate.

Wine Spectator reports on an Italian study that found women undergoing  radiation therapy for breast cancer fared better if they drank moderate amounts of red wine than women who didn’t drink wine. And moderate consumption was the key: Researchers found that women who drank just one glass of red wine per day had less skin toxicity damage from radiation than women who drank no wine, less wine, or even more wine.

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One thought on “Wine for cancer patients

  1. Very interesting . . . there’s another study out of the UK in May saying that even light to moderate drinking (although they define that as 1-3 drinks a day for women, which to me would be more like moderate to trashed) raises risk of breast cancer. Argh . . . frustrating when studies point to different conclusions.

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