Other findings reported today include the fact that women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol, a little as one small glass a day, significantly increase their chances of developing breast cancer. Of course, we have known for some time that up to two glasses of red wine a day reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease or suffering a heart attack, so it seems that women have a choice. Either:
a) drink the wine and suffer a lingering and painful death from cancer; or
b) go without the pleasure of the wine and die a quick and relatively painless death from a heart attack.
Of course, it could be that one could drink the wine and still die quickly or vice versa. No doubt there will be some new research next week which will tell us something different.