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01.2008

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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COCKTAILS for OUR KIDNEYS

Article By: MBB

IN GENERAL, people with kidney problems are advised to stay away from alcohol. But according to a recent Swedish study, drinking wine or beer may actually reduce the risk of kidney cancer. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm surveyed 855 kidney cancer patients and a control group of 12O4 people. The study found that people who drink 22 ounces of alcohol a week are 4O percent less likely to develop kidney cancer. Professor Alicja Wolk said consuming at least two glasses of red wine each week - or the equivalent of white wine or beer - appears to have a beneficial effect. The results were published in the british journal of cancer.

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