Resveratrol from red wine and breast cancer
It was always said that alcohol, taken in moderation, was not so dangerous as we used to believe, indeed moderate red wine consumption has many benefits. Some of these benefits exerted by red wine were mainly due to one of the active constituents found in red grapes, namely Resveratrol.
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RESVERATROL AND BREAST CANCER OCCURRENCE
The mechanism seem to be linked to Aromatase inhibitors as resveratrol found in grapes, grape juice, and red wine . Those inhibitors found in grapes are able to prevent the conversion of androgens to estrogen, a factor linked to breast cancer occurrence in pre-menopausal women, acting as a selective estrogen receptor as well as a powerful natural antioxidant and anti-angiogenic.
In a clinical study on the relationship between dietary intake of resveratrol and breast cancer risk conducted between 1993 and 2003, it was established that a significant inverse association between breast cancer occurrence and resveratrol intake was observed for resveratrol from grapes but not from wine .
RESVERATROL CARDIOPROTECTIVE AND NEUROPROTECTIVE PROPERTIES
But moderate Red wine consumption is not only a natural way to prevent breast cancer, it has also been associated with other health benefits as cardioprotection, neuroprotection and an increased longevity .
ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES OF RESVERATROL
Resveratrol from grapes, together with polyphenols, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea, genistein from soybean, isothiocyanates, curcumin from turmeric and sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables , appear to be a natural anti-cancer agent from which we can benefit. In combination with quercetin and catechin, resveratrol was also found to be able to reduce cell proliferation and to block cell cycle progression in vitro .
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