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Whiskey May Have Anti-Cancer Benefit
Daily News Central ^ | 05.09.05

Posted on 05/28/2005 6:27:57 PM PDT by Coleus

'Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.'
'Research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.'

Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content.

Delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells.

Dr. Jim Swan, an independent consultant to the worldwide drinks industry, discussed the art and science of whisky distilling, as well as its possible health benefits.

"There has been much inthe news about the health benefits of antioxidants in red wine.

"By contrast, very little has been said about malt whisky distillery science.

"However, research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine."

Dr. Swan said that ellagic acid is a highly effective 'free radical scavenger' that actually 'absorbs' or 'eats up' rogue cells that occur in the body during eating.

'The free radicals can break down the DNA structure of our existing cells, which then leads to the risk of the body making replacement rogue cancer cells.

"So, whether you indulge in the odd tipple, or you are a serious connoisseur, whisky can protect you from cancer and science proves it," he said.

But Dr. Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at Cancer Research UK, said: "On the contrary, there is considerable data documenting the link between drinking excess alcohol and the increased risk of a number of cancers, particularly in smokers."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: alcohol; antioxidant; antioxidants; cancer; cancerlist; ellagicacid; health; whiskey
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1 posted on 05/28/2005 6:27:57 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

I KNEW there was a reason i love whiskey :)


2 posted on 05/28/2005 6:29:08 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

bttt


3 posted on 05/28/2005 6:30:29 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Coleus
I just told my wife that tonight, I am drinking for my health :-)

And I'll catch up for neglecting this crucial health need

4 posted on 05/28/2005 6:31:20 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

I know a few people who I hope DO NOT see this article.


5 posted on 05/28/2005 6:32:33 PM PDT by Mears (Keep the government out of my face!)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

"I KNEW there was a reason i love whiskey :)"

Amazing coincidence! Why, just this afternoon I bought a bottle of Connemara single malt Irish. It smells like ambrosia.


6 posted on 05/28/2005 6:32:35 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: Coleus

The cigarettes are cured by the whiskey, but what'll take care of the wild wild women?


7 posted on 05/28/2005 6:33:38 PM PDT by bad company ("A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.")
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To: Coleus; Happygal
Uisge Beatha!

Slainte!

8 posted on 05/28/2005 6:34:21 PM PDT by Cogadh na Sith (Steel Bonnets Over the Border)
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To: Coleus

Now that I think about it, I'd better send my wife out to the Liqour store to buy some more, I'd hate to run out :-)


9 posted on 05/28/2005 6:34:34 PM PDT by MJY1288 ( By Comparison...."Dingy" Harry Reid makes Tom Daschle look like a Statesman)
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To: bad company

Penicillin.


10 posted on 05/28/2005 6:35:49 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MJY1288

And I'll catch up for neglecting this crucial health need>>

yep, we need a lot of catching up to do, would ya pass the pretzels.


11 posted on 05/28/2005 6:36:52 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer,

I am so good to go wit dat!!

12 posted on 05/28/2005 6:37:30 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: bad company

, but what'll take care of the wild wild women?

Old age?


13 posted on 05/28/2005 6:38:20 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton. I don't plan on voting Republican again!)
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To: bad company
but what'll take care of the wild wild women?

I will. Leave it to the professionals.

14 posted on 05/28/2005 6:38:23 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Coleus

YAHOOOOOOO !!!!!! Give me anothhher shhot !!!!


15 posted on 05/28/2005 6:38:36 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: bad company
but what'll take care of the wild wild women

Time

16 posted on 05/28/2005 6:38:39 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: Coleus

Whiskey is also renowned as snakebite medicine.


18 posted on 05/28/2005 6:39:54 PM PDT by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45
Cheers, from Sen. Teddy "Swimmer" (HIC!) Kennedy.... :/
19 posted on 05/28/2005 6:41:07 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Supernatural
What was it W C Fields said?

"I always keep whiskey handy for snakebite.
And, I always keep a snake handy".

20 posted on 05/28/2005 6:42:23 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Thar She Blows!
21 posted on 05/28/2005 6:43:44 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
Are these benefits exclusive to single malt whiskey?
22 posted on 05/28/2005 6:46:17 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Coleus
There was a study in the 80s that found that Dewers White Label was the only scotch that didn't contain a cancer causing ingredient.Since Old Smuggler taste identical. it probably doesn't either.
23 posted on 05/28/2005 6:48:34 PM PDT by bayourod (Unless we get over 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: dljordan
Why, just this afternoon I bought a bottle of Connemara single malt Irish. It smells like ambrosia.

I do miss sipping on a quality single malt. Alas, I've had to eliminate alcohol consumption entirely from my life. Those were the years though!

24 posted on 05/28/2005 6:52:14 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: DuncanWaring

LOL!


25 posted on 05/28/2005 6:55:46 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Some people are desperate for whatever they're desperate for," - Bubba Fink)
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To: Coleus
Blackberries , Raspberries , Strawberries , Pomegranates , Walnuts

Maybe. But I'd rather have Scotch!

26 posted on 05/28/2005 6:58:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

Laphroaig!


27 posted on 05/28/2005 7:03:34 PM PDT by Noumenon (Activist judges - out of touch, out of tune, but not out of reach.)
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To: bayourod
There was a study in the 80s that found that Dewers White Label was the only scotch that didn't contain a cancer causing ingredient.

Bad science. If Dewers did'nt contain one particular cancer causing agent that was because they used a different wood in their barrels.

Anything exposed to charred wood WILL contain cancer causing chemicals. Dewers is no exception, not to mention a mediocre whiskey IMHO.

28 posted on 05/28/2005 7:06:46 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Drew68

...Alas, I've had to eliminate alcohol consumption entirely from my life...

Yeah, so has my wife. Now I'm forced to drink for the two of us! HIC!


29 posted on 05/28/2005 7:11:28 PM PDT by aShepard
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To: Coleus

There should be a law against news story titles that use the word "may".


30 posted on 05/28/2005 7:11:39 PM PDT by TheDon (Euthanasia is an atrocity.)
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To: Coleus

Great.... another excuse for alcoholics to continue destroying their families' lives.


31 posted on 05/28/2005 7:13:34 PM PDT by Now_is_The_Time (Who is funding these studies anyway? hmmm...)
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To: Now_is_The_Time
Great.... another excuse for alcoholics to continue destroying their families' lives.

If it wasn't this reason, there are millions of others. Alcoholics are masters at justifying their behavior.

32 posted on 05/28/2005 7:20:44 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: Coleus

Proof positive that there is a God.


33 posted on 05/28/2005 7:25:33 PM PDT by wtc911 ("I would like at least to know his name.")
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To: Now_is_The_Time
Yes, all the alcoholics I knew became alcoholics for their health. (/sarc)
Lighten up; moderation in all things...
34 posted on 05/28/2005 7:30:30 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ("Se habla, MoFo!")
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To: Dinsdale
"Dewers is no exception, not to mention a mediocre whiskey "

If I were the type to push the abuse button your heretical slander would compel me to do so.

Instead, I'll just have another Shiner Bock and sulk.

35 posted on 05/28/2005 8:20:33 PM PDT by bayourod (Unless we get over 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: Supernatural
I always knew snakes were good for something. :-)
36 posted on 05/28/2005 8:25:35 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (If Islam is the ROP, why do Moslems cut our throuts and blaspheme saying "Allah akbar"?)
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To: don-o
He also said he never drank anything stronger than buttermilk---------90 proof buttermilk. :-)

ol' hoghead

37 posted on 05/28/2005 8:28:30 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (If Islam is the ROP, why do Moslems cut our throuts and blaspheme saying "Allah akbar"?)
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To: ol' hoghead

Whiskey and red wine were my drinks..daily doses,,but it didn't prevent my cancer. I have survived and now stick mostly to red wine daily.


38 posted on 05/28/2005 8:30:26 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat
Happy you survived. In truth, I drink hot tea more than any other drink. Black teas for cardio-vascular benefit and green tea for it's cancer fighting antioxidants. A glass of red wine doesn't hurt either.

ol' hoghead

39 posted on 05/28/2005 8:53:13 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (If Islam is the ROP, why do Moslems cut our throuts and blaspheme saying "Allah akbar"?)
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To: bayourod
You left off the IMHO.

Drink all the Dewers you want. Taste is'nt about being correct.

Leaves more Irish for me.

40 posted on 05/28/2005 8:56:24 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Dinsdale
"Leaves more Irish for me. "

Now you're changing the subject.

41 posted on 05/28/2005 9:14:14 PM PDT by bayourod (Unless we get over 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: TheDon
There should be a law against news story titles that use the word "may". >>

I know, I noticed that too, either whiskey does or does not prevent cancer, find out for sure then publicize the story.
42 posted on 05/29/2005 5:35:05 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Now_is_The_Time

Who is funding these studies anyway? hmmm...>>>

Probably the booze comapanies


43 posted on 06/07/2005 1:12:45 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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