White wine may increase risk of melanoma, according to study


There’s evidence that white wine may increase the risk of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.

A new study from Brown University followed more than 200,000 adults for 18 years.

It showed that each drink per day of white wine increased the risk of melanoma by 13 percent in white men and women.

White wine drinkers were also 73 percent more likely to be diagnosed with melanomas in parts of the body with less sun exposure than non-drinkers.

Beer, red wine and liquor did not significantly affect melanoma risk. Researchers say the reason is unclear.

Comments are closed.