Misleading claims that red wine can protect from cancer

While health claims for resveratrol are becoming more common in Europe, a study shows the wine ads are misleading the consumer, according to researchers from Germany and Canada.

Resveratrol was present in only trace amounts in wine, they said, estimating a person would need 111 glasses per day in order to achieve protection against the carcinogenic effects of ethanol.

The researchers also cautioned against use of high-dose resveratrol supplements, citing studies which have raised safety

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