Saturday, November 8, 2008

Of Grapes And Growth

Polyphenols, a family of antioxidative compounds found in grapes and red wine, may help stop the growth of cancerous tumors, according to a recent study by the University of Guelph in Ontario. The study focused mice with breast tumors who ingested Merlot grapes. The results showed almost no sign of growth.

Hormones can cause the buildup of cancer causing elements whereas certain enzymes are designed to eliminate their toxic effect. A diet high in polyphenols may help these enzymes function more efficiently.

Miles, the Pinot Noir drinking snob from the movie Sideways stated "If anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any #%*@* Merlot" Maybe he should reconsider!