Keep in mind that a serving of wine is only about 4 ounces. Many wineglasses available today hold twice that much or more! In Greece, the subject of much research and considered by many the standard against which all Mediter ranean diets should be measured, men traditionally drank two or three glasses of wine each day. That comes to only 8 to 12 ounces. Women consumed less, and sometimes none at all. Considering the research that suggests alcohol consumption, even in moderation, could increase breast cancer risk, women should proceed with caution when considering whether to include wine as a part of their diets. Also remem ber that in general, research has revealed that moderate alcohol consumption is often found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but at the same time, it increases the risk of some cancers, and also increases the risk of acci dents, including motor vehicle accidents.
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