Drink up! Red wine could prevent cancer
Your evening glass of Pinot Noir could be doing a whole lot more for you than simply helping you relax. A study from the University of Leicester found that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and other sweet indulgences like dark chocolate, could reduce the risk of cancer. This is just the latest in a series of studies on resveratrol; other studies have linked the chemical to reductions in heart disease, diabetes and even improved memory (though we don’t recommend drinking a whole bottle of wine to test this theory).
As possible benefits of resveratrol pile up, there emerged an annual conference to discuss the health benefits of the chemical. The next step in exploring the particular link between resveratrol and cancer reduction is to test the chemical’s effects on humans to determine exactly how much resveratrol is needed to produce any concrete health benefits.