Antioxidant found in red wine could help fight cancer

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 31st March 2008

A recent study has provided further weight to the belief that drinking red wine can provide health benefits. The new study found that an antioxidant in red wine destroys cancer cells while also possibly enhancing the positive impact of radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

The antioxidant found in grape skins, known as resveratrol, has been found to be the reason behind the success of red wine in fighting cancer cells. Resveratrol appears to work by targeting the internal energy source of the cancer cell and crippling it. However, the true impact of the red wine drinking during chemotherapy has yet to be determined and more research needs to be undertaken.