Drinking wine lowers risk of Barrett's esophagus, precursor to esophageal cancer

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 04:07 in Health & Medicine

Drinking one glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's Esophagus by 56 percent, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in the March issue of Gastroenterology. Barrett's Esophagus is a precursor to esophageal cancer, the nation's fastest growing cancer with an incidence rate that's jumped 500 percent in the last 30 years.

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