Both red and white wine can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, but a merlot does a better job than chardonnay, a new Canadian study has found.
Wine contains the organic chemical polyphenols — and in particular, resveratrol — which have been shown to have anti-cancer benefits.
In experiments, researchers from Brock University and McMaster University in Ontario found red wine stopped cancer cell growth in doses as low as 2% concentration. Growth was halted at 5% concentration when white wine was used.
The study is published in the journal Cancer Cell International.
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