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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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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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