Friday, August 24, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Drink!

Alcohol consumption may lower the risk of developing kidney cancer, according to a report in the British Journal of Cancer.

The team found that the odds of developing kidney cell cancer was about 40-percent lower among those who consumed 620 g ethanol per month compared to those who did not drink at all. Drinking more than two glasses of red wine per week was associated with a 40-percent reduction in kidney cell cancer risk compared with drinking no red wine, the investigators observed, and there were similar trends for more than two glasses per week of white wine or strong beer.

In contrast, there was no relation between kidney cell cancer risk and consumption of light beer, medium-strong beer, strong wine or hard liquor. (bummer on the hard liquor...)

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