Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Daily drink called risk for women

Chances increase for many cancers, study concludes

WASHINGTON - For years, many women have been cheered by the news about one of their guilty little pleasures: That nightly glass of wine may not only take the edge off their day, but also help them live longer.

But now, another study says that sipping that glass of pinot noir may not be such a good idea after all.

A new study involving nearly 1.3 million middle-age British women - the largest study ever to examine alcohol and cancer in women - found that just one glass of chardonnay, a single beer, or any other type of alcoholic drink per day significantly increases the risk of a variety of cancers.