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July 7, 2008

Source: The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2262150/Red-wine-could-help-prevent-breast-cancer.html

Laboratory tests have shown that a chemical found in the skin of grapes could halt the development of most cases of the disease.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, and almost 45,000 cases are diagnosed in the UK every year.

Now scientists have found that a chemical called resveratrol, which is also found in blueberries, bilberries, cranberries and peanuts, can suppress the creation of tumour cells.

The chemical works by blocking the way that oestrogen combines with DNA in a woman’s bodies to create the cancer.

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