Bias in medical news reporting is a huge problem.
For example, I recently read the lead paragraph in a popular medical news publication. It was about a new study on red wine. The report led with the statement, “Moderate red wine consumption does not significantly increase the risk of prostate cancer according to new research.”
What a strange choice of wording…
In fact — the new study found that men who drink moderate amounts of red wine gain significant protection against prostate cancer.
So, that headline is like saying, “Wearing a seat belt doesn’t significantly increase your risk getting hurt in a car accident.”
You can clearly see how it was spun to have a negative connotation. (If I had to guess, it’s likely due to mainstream medicine’s prohibitionist agenda. You’d better not tout the benefits of alcohol too loudly!)
So, let’s take a closer look at the study’s beneficial findings, published in the April issue of Clinical Epidemiology…
Red wine significantly lowers prostate cancer risk
For this new meta-analysis — which included results from 17 high-quality, previously published studies — researchers analyzed the effect of red wine consumption on prostate cancer risk in 610,000 men from around the world.
Turns out, drinking moderate amounts of red wine reduced the risk of developing prostate cancer by 12 percent. (For this analysis, researchers considered one glass of red wine per day as “moderate” consumption.)
The researchers said they plan to begin studying which components in red wine account for its protective benefits.
We know that polyphenols in red wine protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. They also protect the blood against oxidative stress, and benefit blood clotting and insulin sensitivity. Plus, red wine has 10 times more polyphenol content than white wine.
I can only speculate the researchers want to find a single “magic bullet” ingredient that they can develop into an expensive “drug” treatment.
I say let’s stop with all the repetitive, unnecessary research. And simply encourage people to follow a Mediterranean-type diet, which features plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil (which also contains polyphenols), seafood, and moderate amounts of meat and red wine.
Understanding the real risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the Western world — with an average of 15 to 20 percent of men developing it, sometime in their lifetimes.
But as I often report, only a very small percentage of men who develop prostate cancer die from it.
In fact, as I explained last month, many experts now consider prostate “cancer” a largely harmless condition. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) concludes that so-called “early stage prostate cancer” (specifically, high-grade intraepithelial prostatic neoplasia, or HGPIN) is essentially a benign, non-cancerous condition.
In other words…we shouldn’t even call it cancer!
At the moment, I’m gathering all the evidence for what men should (and should not) do to protect their prostate. And I plan to release it all as a special online learning protocol later this year. So, stay tuned right here and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it’s ready.
In the meantime, I already have a no-nonsense, all-natural prevention and survival plan tailored to fighting cancer of all types. It’s called the Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol. Check it out for a wide array of strategies to bolster your health and keep your prostate (and entire body) in check. Click here to learn more and sign up today!
“The impact of moderate wine consumption on the risk of developing prostate cancer,” Clinical Epidemiology 2018; 10:431-444