Navigation Links
Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk
Date:3/8/2009

SEATTLE The largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. The results of the study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

"We were interested in teasing out red wine's effects on breast-cancer risk. There is reason to suspect that red wine might have beneficial effects based on previous studies of heart disease and prostate cancer," said lead author Polly Newcomb, Ph.D., M.P.H., head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at the Hutchinson Center. "The general evidence is that alcohol consumption overall increases breast-cancer risk, but the other studies made us wonder whether red wine might in fact have some positive value."

Instead, Newcomb and colleagues found no compelling reason to choose Chianti over Chardonnay.

"We found no difference between red or white wine in relation to breast-cancer risk. Neither appears to have any benefits," Newcomb said. "If a woman drinks, she should do so in moderation no more than one drink a day. And if a woman chooses red wine, she should do so because she likes the taste, not because she thinks it may reduce her risk of breast cancer," she said.

The researchers found that women who consumed 14 or more drinks per week, regardless of the type (wine, liquor or beer), faced a 24 percent increase in breast cancer compared with non-drinkers.

For the study, the researchers interviewed 6,327 women with breast cancer and 7,558 age-matched controls about their frequency of alcohol consumption (red wine, white wine, liquor and beer) and other breast-cancer risk factors, such as age at first pregnancy, family history of breast cancer and postmenopausal hormone use. The study participants, ages 20 to 69, were from Wisconsin, M
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristen Lidke Woodward
kwoodwar@fhcrc.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New drug makes weight loss safer
2. How mother of thousands makes plantlets
3. For honey bee queens, multiple mating makes a difference
4. Scientists spy enzyme that makes us unique
5. Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms
6. Choosing dry or wet food for cats makes little difference
7. Technique controls nanoparticle size, makes large numbers
8. Decoy makes sitting duck of superbugs
9. Case researcher in RNA biology makes waves by challenging current thinking
10. New process makes nanofibers in complex shapes and unlimited lengths
11. Diabetes makes it hard for blood vessels to relax
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... Philadelphia, PA, September 16, 2014 Schizophrenia is associated ... A growing body of research suggests that the relationship ... effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms ... new study, published in the current issue of ... authors found that the level of nicotine receptors in ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... are responsible for practically all vital functions in ... forward signals, transport particular substances and control immune ... proteins do not function independently of each other, ... examine the protein networks, you find many similarities ... from TUM,s Chair of Plant Systems Biology. "Some ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... microbes influence processes from digestion to disease resistance. Despite ... terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, more is known about ... Smithsonian scientists and colleagues working on Panama,s Barro Colorado ... tree were home to more than 400 different kinds ... contained more than 7,000 different kinds. , Bacteria in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals 2Good networkers make prime targets 2Smithsonian scientists discover tropical tree microbiome in Panama 2
... flowers has been recreated by mathematicians at The University of ... the University of Cambridge to create a mathematical model of ... in flowering plants and the role it may play in ... as you alter the angle you view it from. It ...
... French and German . ... Scientists have been able to reconstruct, for the first ... tetrapods, the earliest four-legged animals. High-energy X-rays and a new ... of the 360 million year old fossils in exceptional detail ...
... quickly than the supply of honey bees, the dominant ... pollination represents a way of increasing crop yield without ... study recently published in the Proceedings of ... 2013) 1, shows that the pollination effectiveness of honey ...
Cached Biology News:How does your garden glow? 2Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a particle accelerator 2Scientists reassemble the backbone of life with a particle accelerator 32 new studies show why biodiversity is important for pollination services in California almond 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Beckman Coulter , ... and healthcare, has renewed its agreement with Personify ... of the agreement, Personify will continue to streamline the ... on recruitment analytics, including time-to-fill, time-to-source and a deep ... agreement with Personify was based on the success of ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... and Safety (ACRES) , a multi-stakeholder non-profit collaborative ... and efficiency in clinical research, today announced Phase ... (SASI). , Amir H. Kalali, ... Quintiles and Arti Bajpai, President, Compliance and Quality ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... emerging field of molecular electronics could take our ... the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. ... take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky ... researchers from five Japanese and Taiwanese universities has ... electronics: a molecule called picene. In a paper ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014  Donald Fresne, President and CEO of Egenix, ... Vagner , PhD to its Scientific Advisory Committee. ... Toulouse, France , performed research at Embl (European Molecular ... Inserm, the French institute of health and medical research. He ... the Curie Institute, Orsay, France , and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Beckman Coulter Signs 3-year RPO Contract with Personify 2Beckman Coulter Signs 3-year RPO Contract with Personify 3Global Standards Initiative for Clinical Research Sites Advances 2Global Standards Initiative for Clinical Research Sites Advances 3Global Standards Initiative for Clinical Research Sites Advances 4The future face of molecular electronics 2New Appointment to the Scientific Advisory Committee at Egenix, Inc. 2
... Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:,ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ("Oncolytics") ... Patent 7,374,752 entitled "Reovirus for the Treatment ... compositions,which comprise various recombinant reoviruses., "This ... protection for,reovirus compositions in the United States," ...
... of Two-Phase Examination of U.S. Asthma Control, RESEARCH ... half of adult Americans with asthma and more than ... nationally representative survey do,not have their disease well controlled, ... at the International Conference of the American,Thoracic Society meeting ...
... 20 CellCyte Genetics,Corporation (CellCyte) (OTC Bulletin ... H. Traverse, M.D., FACC, FAHA, to its ... is an interventional,cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart ... in cardiovascular stem cell clinical,trial research., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Issuance of 27th U.S. Patent 2Asthma Uncontrolled in More Than 40 Percent of Adults With the Disease, New Landmark Survey Shows 2Asthma Uncontrolled in More Than 40 Percent of Adults With the Disease, New Landmark Survey Shows 3CellCyte Genetics Corp. Appoints Jay H. Traverse to Scientific Advisory Board as Clinical Consultant 2CellCyte Genetics Corp. Appoints Jay H. Traverse to Scientific Advisory Board as Clinical Consultant 3
EDG-6 (1)...
...
...
... Comments: Ab-1 stains tumor cells of embryonal ... type of germ cell tumors like seminoma. Glandular ... are positive. Luminal and endocrine cells of stomach ... breast are also positive. Epitope: Carbohydrate ...
Biology Products: