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Red Wine's Secret Weapon

Red wine contains an ingredient called resveratrol that, in the lab, caused cancer cells to die off in an early stage of the cancer process, report doctors from the Lineberger Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Cancer Research, 7/00).

Earlier studies indicated that the same substance may also protect against heart disease. In addition to red grapes other foods high in resveratrol include raspberries, peanuts, and mulberries.

 

Date Published: 09/04/2000
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