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Red wine can block lung cancer cell growth: Study 0

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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.

"This study provides the first step, the basis, for further research to explore anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic potential of wine," researcher Litsa Tsiani said in a press release.

The study is published in the journal Cancer Cell International.

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