Wine’s Link to Breast Cancer May Depend on Genes

Jacob Gaffney
Issue: October 31, 2011

Research on the link between alcohol and breast cancer is yielding new insights, but is also making the risks less clear. A new study has found evidence that moderate wine consumption may protect some populations of women against breast cancer. But only women with a certain genetic mutation receive the benefits. Women with a different mutation received no benefit from wine and may be put at greater risk if they drink beer or spirits, the study suggests. Wine Spectator's Jacob Gaffney reports.

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