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Red Wine Compound Reduces Cancer Risk
2012-12-05 13:18:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a study that´s bound to be popular with red wine drinkers, British researchers from the University of Leicester have found that resveratrol, a chemical found in the popular beverage, could reduce the risk of cancer. Using laboratory models, the scientists were able to suggest that a daily dose of resveratrol, equivalent to two glasses of red wine, can decrease the risk of bowel cancer by 50 percent. Based on these calculations,...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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