Over 33 million people watched 60 Minutes that evening. Sales of red wine increased dramatically and were up 44 percent over the same month of the previous year. Sales of red wine for the entire year following the initial broadcast went up 39 percent. The American public embraced red wine as the newest health food. That was over 20 years ago but lets have a look at the show that started it all.
Much has been said and written about the subject of wine and health since then. In April of 2009, the Wine Spectator published an article titled Is Drinking Wine a Breast Cancer Risk?
Yes, according to this article!
Fast forward to January 2012 and the good news is NO.
Red wine could lower risk of breast cancer.
A Google search for breast cancer and red wine consumption turns up a staggering 32,500,000 entries. For your enlightenment I chose the following from the Huffington Post
Along with the good, there is the bad.
Getting plenty of news coverage, especially in the wine press, is the startling revelation about fraudulent results from researcher Dr. Das at the University of Connecticut. And yes a Google search will once again show plenty of entries. Here is what Reuters reported on the incident.
But I can report on research that is both reliable and truthful. Years of personal research conducted by myself can attest to the very healthful benefits of wine consumption, particularly red wine.
I can also attest to the fact that no cuddly, furry little creatures were sacrificed in my extensive research.
All that remains now for me is to wish you all a very healthy 2012. And may I encourage you to do your own research. All with moderation of course.