Science has shown many times the benefits of a glass of wine each day for our health. The natural antioxidants from the grape make this beverage one that if consumed in moderation has many health benefits to our bodies. But now science is finding even more health benefits from a glass of red wine that has particular interest for cancer patients who are undergoing radiation treatments for their condition.
Studies are showing that the tannins and polyphenols in particular that are present in red wine can reduce the harmful effects that come from radiation treatments. The skin seems to be the beneficiary of receiving aid from these components in wine in a specific study on women and breast cancer. Of the women who consumed a glass of red wine before treatment 75% did not have adverse skin conditions following their treatment.
While much more study will need to be done on the benefit of red wine and cancer treatments the early studies are showing there is a lot of potential for positive effects. For those receiving radiation treatment wine and wine accessories may just be the best aid to the treatment of their condition helping them to recover better.