07-May-09 07:58 | Eric Stafne

I read an article this morning in The Grower (www.growermagazine.com) about how wine is good for reducing the chances of esophageal cancer.  The primary cause of the cancer is a condition known as Barrett’s esophagus.  Barrett’s esophagus occurs when heartburn or acid reflux permanently damages the lining of the esophagus and is the nation’s fastest growing cancer (at least according to this article).  Recent studies have shown that those that drank one or more glasses or red or white wine per day had less than half the risk of developing Barrett’s esophagus.  Just another reason to have that glass of wine with a meal (or before or after) — and it can be red or white!