NEW YORK (Reuters Health)
A recent research shows that red wine may reduce the risk of lung cancer especially if you are an ex-smoker or among those who have recently started smoking.
Dr. Chun Chao of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena along with his colleagues found that people who drink a glass of red wine on a regular basis who was a ex-smoker has very low chances of developing lung cancer than those who does not drink alcohol.
According to the researchers, only red wine can prove to do so but white wine fails to do so. This may be because of reserveratrol and flavonoids compounds that are present in the red wine and are absent in white wine.
Dr. Chun Chao along with his colleagues studied almost 84,170 men between the age group of 45 to 69 from 2000 to 2006 found that 210 of them had developed lung cancer. And after studying thoroughly each and every aspect it was found that the risk of lung cancer reduced with the consumption of red wine. Every glass dropped the chances by 2 percent every month a man drank red wine.
It was also found in the research that there was a great reduction up to 4in risk of lung cancer of those men who were heavy smokers and consumed a glass of red wine everyday in a month.
Researchers also note that the people who drink wine can lead a healthy lifestyle and also have higher education and high income as compared to those people who do not drink red wine. But only red wine works in that way and not white wine.