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White Wine Pairs Better with Melanoma

06:05 EST 1 Dec 2016 | Genetic Engineering News

“A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead,” Billy Joel croons in his famous song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." However, you may want to skip that bottle of white according to a new study from researchers at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. The findings from the new study showed that alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. Moreover, white wine carried the most significant association, and the increased risk was greater for parts of the body that receive less sun exposure. Roughly 3.6% of cancer cases worldwide have been attributed to alcohol—typically cancers of the aerodigestive tract, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum, and breast. Previous research has suggested that alcohol can cause carcinogenesis as the ethanol in alcohol metabolizes into acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents DNA repair. The Brown researchers looked ...

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