On the off-chance that you are a man who can not leave behind a glass of wine in supper, think about this. A glass of red wine a day brings down the risk of prostate cancer. To the contrary, white wine drinkers faced a slight uptick in prostate cancer risk according to a review published online April 17 in Clinical Epidemiology.

The University of Vienna researchers analyzed data over 600,000 subjects on the link between wine and prostate cancer. The research showed that drinking a glass of red wine a day decreased the risk of prostate cancer by 12 percent, but drinking a glass of white wine a day increased the risk of prostate cancer by about 26 percent. The researchers speculate that polyphenols, such as Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant in red wines, reduced the risk of developing cancer. Red wine contains 1 to 3 mg of polyphenols per 100 mL, which is about 10 times more than the number of polyphenols found in white wine. 

Good news is that occasional glass of white wine does not seem to impact the risk of prostate cancer.   

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