Health, Effects of Wine Consumption on: Gastrointestinal problems

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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As already described, alcohol is associated with an increase in the incidence of all gastrointestinal cancers except those of the stomach. But wine is more active against the bacteria that cause travellers’ diarrhoea than bismuth, another traditional and distinctly less palatable remedy. More encouraging news: moderate drinkers are at reduced risk of developing gallstones.