Wine may help fight form of blood cancer

April 23, 2009 10:00:34 AM PDT
Wine may improve survival in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a type of blood cancer. Yale researchers followed 546 women with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After five years, 76 percent of wine drinkers were still alive, compared with 68 percent of non-wine drinkers.

Previous studies have found that the anti-oxidants in grapes help inhibit the development of tumors.

Despite the findings, researchers are not recommending that patients drink more wine, because excessive drinking can cause other problems.