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Drinking wine

I have short Barrett's esophagus, which is being treated with Lansopral (30 mg, twice daily).  I also receive endoscope exams every two years.    

My question is about drinking red wine.  My wife and all my friends drink, and I really like red wine.  I'm a scientist and in perusing various medical research I've encountered meta-analyses indicating that wine drinkers have lower rates of esophageal cancer than the general population.

I realize that doctors generally recommend avoiding ethanol when you have Barrett's esophagus, but I am wondering whether this also applies to red wine in moderation.  Has any work been done on this?  Many doctors recommend 1-2 glasses of red wine a day for cardio health.

Some further background: I am a 50-year-old male who works out almost every day.  I also take enterically coated aspirin (81 mg) daily as I've heard this is a good anti-cancer compound, and of course it's wise to reduce cardio risks when you work out vigorously.

Thank you,

William1001

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Studies have shown that alcohol consumption is twice as common in patients with Barrett's esophagus. But this did not reach statistical significance.
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