Red Wine Ingredient Resveratrol Stops Breast Cancer Growth, Study Suggests

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A new research report appearing in the October 2011 issue of The FASEB Journal shows that resveratrol, the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, stops breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of estrogen. This discovery, made by a team of American and Italian scientists, suggests for the first time that resveratrol is able to counteract the malignant progression since it inhibits the proliferation of hormone resistant breast cancer cells. This has important implications for the treatment of women with breast cancer whose tumors eventually develop resistance to hormonal therapy.

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Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2011, September 29). Red wine ingredient resveratrol stops breast cancer growth, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 30, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2011/09/110929103222.htm
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