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Wine and colorectal cancer
Moderate alcohol consumption may protect against colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths, killing more than 56,000 annually in the US according to a study from New York State University.

A study of 1500 people by the State University of New York at Stoney, reported that drinking at least one glass of wine (preferably red wine) may protect against colorectal cancer. Beer or mixed drinks were not found to help. Only 4.1% of the wine-drinkers in the study had significant polyps compared to 16.7% of those who drank beer or grain-based liquors and 10.7% of the teetotallers when colonoscopies were carried out.

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