Nutrition Tip #1 Red Wine & Cancer Posted on January 21, 2014 by Dr Taubman Click Here For Our Nutrition Tip Of The Week
What have the data shown regarding the incidence of cancer in France and Italy, countries with traditionally high consumption of wine?
Some recent data on these incidence rates of cancers in Europe can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jan/24/worldwide-cancer-rates-uk-rate-drops.
Note that the incidence for France here is for Metro France only – not rural France, where I would guess it might be lower. In spite of red wine consumption, a healthier diet, and more physical activity, an excess of smoking still exists in these countries. It sounds like what you’re asking is if there is any reduction in cancer incidence in these countries that can be attributed to red wine consumption, and the answer would be no.