Colorectal Cancer :: Red wine helps to reduce risk of colon cancer

A new research presented at the 71st Annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Las Vegas, says that consumption of red wine reduces the risk of colon cancer substantially. Colon Cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and is the second lethal, next to the lung cancer, in the western world.

Colon cancer is believed to arise from adenomatous polyps (abnormal growth of tissues) in colon, rectum or appendix. The study shows that high levels of the compound ?Resveratrol? (a substance naturally produced by some plants) found in red wine could cut down the risk of colon cancer with its anti-cancer properties.