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Red wine aids fight against bowel cancer

John von Radowitz

Published 05/12/2012 | 05:00

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One large glass of wine a day could contain enough of a tumour-fighting compound to prevent bowel cancer, research suggests.

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The plant chemical, resveratrol, is found in the skins of grapes and concentrated in red wine.

Scientists have long known that resveratrol has anti-cancer properties, as well as effects that might benefit diabetes and heart disease patients.

But a question mark remains over what dose of the compound it is best to take.

The new research suggests that for fighting bowel cancer it is very small – around 5mg per day.

Irish Independent

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