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Red Wine, Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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University of Leicester scientists have presented groundbreaking new evidence about how a chemical found in red wine can help prevent cancer.

Experts from around the world attended Resveratrol 2012,  a major conference at the University to assess the latest advances in the study of resveratrol — a compound found in the skins of red grapes.

The conference featured new findings based on the last two years of research, which show how the chemical can help prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Researchers at the University of Leicester have been researching the levels of resveratrol which can be beneficial in preventing cancer.

Using laboratory models, they have found that a daily amount of resveratrol equivalent to two glasses of wine can halve the rate of bowel tumors.

Comment:

Red Wine and  Dark chocolate are two foods high in phytochemicals, that have been shown to have numerous health benefits.

The benefits derived form these foods are  dose dependent, i.e. More  isn’t better.

Drink and eat for health over the holiday season.

 

 

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Dr. Geoff LecovinNaturopathic Physician/Chiropractor/Acupuncturist/Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Corrective Exercise Specialist/Performance Enhancement Specialist/Certified Sports Nutritionist/View all posts by Dr. Geoff Lecovin

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