Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Red Wine Protects Against Prostate Cancer

BrooklynDodger remains skeptical about the general distinction made between protective effect of red wine compared to other forms of alcohol for general mortality. However, there is a biologically plausible hypothesis for why red wine would differ from other forms. Probably not enough white wine drinkers to get significant results.

BrooklynDodger will read the full text to determine if there is any limit to the amount of red wine which confers protection.

International Journal of Cancer
Volume 113, Issue 1 , Pages 133 - 140 (2005)

Alcohol consumption and risk of prostate cancer in middle-aged men

W. Marieke Schoonen 1 2, Claudia A. Salinas 1 4, Lambertus A.L.M. Kiemeney 2 3, Janet L. Stanford 1 4 *

1Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands3Department of Urology, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands4Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
email: Janet L. Stanford (jstanfor@fhcrc.org)

*Correspondence to Janet L. Stanford, Program in Epidemiology, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, M4-B874, Seattle,

Data from a population-based case-control study in King County, WA, were utilized to evaluate the association of alcohol consumption with prostate cancer in middle-aged men.No clear association with prostate cancer risk was seen for overall alcohol consumption. Each additional glass of red wine consumed per week showed a statistically significant 6% decrease in relative risk. No clear associations were seen for consumption of beer or liquor.

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