Re: Prostate cancer and Red wine.
As a devoted consumer of two glasses of red wine daily, I was happy to see your post!
I tried to find the paper but was not successful. I did come up with two papers from the same journal, but both found no association with risk of prostate cancer. Do you have the list of authors of the study you saw?
Here is the citation information from the studies I looked at:
Int J Cancer. 2010 Jan 1;126(1):171-9.
Red wine consumption and risk of prostate cancer: the California men's health study.
Chao C, Haque R, Van Den Eeden SK, Caan BJ, Poon KY, Quinn VP. Found no association with risk.
Int J Cancer. 2007 Apr 1;120(7):1529-35.
A prospective cohort study of red wine consumption and risk of prostate cancer.
Sutcliffe S, Giovannucci E, Leitzmann MF, Rimm EB, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Platz EA. Also found no association.
I'm wondering if your study was later, or perhaps prior to these two. It may have been what caused these researchers to look at their own data bases.
My understanding is that moderate alcohol consumption, especially two glasses of red wine a day, is favorable for prostate cancer patients, assuming they have no problem with alcohol. Red wine has resveratrol, which appears helpful to us. However, apparently we would need to consume about twenty glasses a day to get enough to have an effect, and that just might cause other problems.