The headlines are grabbing “Red Wine Consumption Lowers Risk of Colorectal Cancers.” Did that get your attention? The body of the article goes on to claim that 2 – 3 glasses of red wine per week can lower your risk by as much as 68% – a number hard to ignore.
The problem is that a simple internet search will reveal studies that show the contrary. Most lists of risk factors for developing colon cancer include drinking alcohol. So, which study do we believe?
The short answer is that there needs to be more research into red wine’s influence on colorectal cancers. One study is not enough to be considered evidence. The bottom line is to discuss any concerns or questions you have with your doctor. If you live in the Southern California area, the doctors at Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group are standing by to answer your questions. Request an appointment.