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Red wine nutrient resveratrol blocks melanoma

  This polyphenolic antioxidant compound, which is found naturally in red wine and grapes, has been shown to help fight the aging process, promote a healthy heart, and boost cellular energy output, among many other benefits. And specifically with regard to cancer, resveratrol has been shown in at least 10 scientific studies published in recent years to help ward off melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that more than 75,000 new cases of melanoma emerge every year in the United States, and roughly 10,000 people die from the condition annually. The disease usually first shows up in the form of a mole or other oddly pigmented skin or tissue, including tissue found in the eyes and intestines, and spreads from there. And conventional medicine's only solution to melanoma is to blast it with chemotherapy or radiation.

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