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Red Wine & Cancer

Good news for red wine lovers, a new study from New York's Stony Brook University finds people who drink three or more glasses of red wine each week are less likely to get abnormal colon polyps, which can lead to cancer.

Out of the 1,700 people in the study, just 3% of red wine drinkers in the study had the abnormal growths compared to nearly 9% of those who drank white wine. Among those who didn't drink wine at all, 10% were found to have the colon polyps.

Researchers aren't saying red wine prevents colon cancer, but that an antioxidant found in grapes and red wine could help reduce the risk.

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