Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Be Careful from Your Bodyguard

Estrogen is a hormone that fuels 80% of all cases of breast cancer. Any kind of alcohol that you consume may change the levels of female hormones, and thus cause more cases of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, according to Dr. Yan Li, a researcher at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Li says, "It makes no difference if a woman drinks wine, beer or liquor -- it's the alcohol itself and the quantity consumed." So what about those heart health benefits found in red wine? Turns out the flavonoids and antioxidants, not the alcohol, protect your heart’s blood vessels. So you could drink alcohol-free red wine, protect your heart, and lower your risk of breast cancer at the same time. Not a bad deal!

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