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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that a new study done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests that drinking four or more glasses of red wine a week cuts the risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent.

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

The study did not find that white wine, beer, or other kinds of alcohol have the same effect.

The impact on prostate cancer rates that comes from drinking red wine is in addition to believed benefits that red wine has in preventing heart disease.
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