The evidence in favour of drinking moderate amounts of red wine just keeps stacking up: it's an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and it helps keep heart disease at bay.
Now, according to a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, it seems red wine can also reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Researchers from California's Kaiser Permanente Centre found that drinking at least one glass of red wine a day equates to an astonishing 60 per cent reduction in risk of developing the disease.
The flavonoids and resveratrol in red wine are considered to be responsible for this effect; they are not found in white wine.
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