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March 26, 2009

Source: French National Cancer Institute, INCA

French winemakers are demanding the withdrawal of a medical brochure which claims moderate alcohol consumption greatly increases the risk of cancer.

The brochure, ‘Nutrition and the prevention of cancers’, published by the French National Cancer Institute, INCA, an agency of the ministry of health, is destined for some 70,000 surgeries across France.

It claims that consumption of even small daily amounts of wine and all other alcohols significantly raise an individual’s likelihood of developing cancer, and certain types by as much as 168%.

October 30, 2008

Source: Chemistry Central journal

Heavy metals in wine could pose potential health problems to regular drinkers, claims a scientific report published today.

The report, which appeared in the online journal Chemistry Central, claims that a daily 250ml glass of red wine could expose wine drinkers to hazardous levels of metal ions linked to Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

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