Wine has many benefits for the body, both exterior and interior. Several studies have established the advantages of wine on the skin, giving it greater elasticity and youth. And now it could also prevent skin cancer, as it happens with other types of cancer.
To this statement, four scientific studies that have been developed in various countries, show some of the effects of wine in preventing skin cancer. Specifically, they state that the effects of wine polyphenols act against the various cell types of skin cancer.
For example, one study states that resveratrol inhibits the growth of a type of squamous cancer, which like the rest, is caused by the ultraviolet rays from the sun, while another study establishes that resveratrol can induce opoptosis of cells from cardinoma epidermoid type A431.
One of these studies that demonstrate the relationship between wine and prevention of skin cancer was performed in Spain, specifically in Madrid. In this case, the research concluded that three red wine polyphenols inhibit the growth of melanoma cells. There are different types of skin cancers, being the melanoma the most dangerous of all them, being malignant. Skin cancer goes unnoticed by many people and, in fact, is one of the most spread among Spanish population.
Finally, another study tested in this area established that polyphenolic combination has a strong therapeutic potential in the treatment of melanoma on humans, which reproduces and grows with sun exposure, mostly.
In these studies it was found that the application of various types of polyphenols that compose wine on the dorsal area of mice affected by skin cancer could stop the degree of development of this type of cancer.
Bodegas Castaño is the maker of this Solanera Viñas Viejas 2012, a wine red with the Yecla DO made with garnacha tintorera and cabernet Sauvignon of 2012 and with an alcohol proof of 14.5º.
Hécula 2012: a wine red with the Yecla DO made with monastrell of 2012 and 14º of volume of alcohol.