Raise Your Glass!

by: cancercompass

A new study from the Journal of Women's Health has discovered that drinking red wine could help prevent breast cancer! Usually, drinking is rumored to cause numerous health problems, so it’s quite a twist when an alcoholic beverage could actually be good for your health.

Red wine has always been touted to have more positive impact than its white companion, thanks to the antioxidants that help to boost the immune system. However, it is extremely important to note that while a glass of red wine per day can have a positive impact, downing a bottle or two a night probably isn’t the best idea.

According to the Los Angeles Times, this specific study discovered that women who drank just under two servings of red wine daily experienced hormonal changes that bring about the same effects that came from a drug used prevent malignant breast tumors from returning.

Previously, women were told to avoid all alcoholic beverages all together, as a study in November found that it could increase chances of developing breast cancer. However, red wine seems to have a completely different affect. The report found that it probably isn’t due to the alcohol in the wine, but the grapes that are used.

The fact that the beverage contains alcohol could just be a coincidence, or an added benefit for some.

While this study was only conducted with a small group of women, it certainly led to some interesting conclusions. I would love to know how to get my name on the list for the next time a study like this comes up – all in the name of science of course.

So if you’re getting together with some girlfriends this weekend to kick back and relax, maybe skip the chardonnay and reach for the malbec instead.