Researchers at the University of Leicester will present findings that one glass of wine a day could prevent bowel cancer.
Resveratrol, a plant chemical, is found in the skins of grapes and concentrated red wine.
Scientists have known for some time that the chemical has anti-cancer properties and benefits to diabetes and heart disease patients.
The new research has shown that the amount needed to help fight bowl cancer can be consumed in one large glass of wine or two small glasses.
Five milligrams is the recommended amount.
Scientists found that the low dose was more potent that the higher does of one gram.
New evidence about how red wine may prevent disease will be presented by scientists from Leicester University today.
A chemical in the skins of red grapes is thought to help fight cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The conference follows two years of research.
Importing ash trees from abroad will be banned from today. It is thought they are bringing in disease, and could wipe out native ash trees.
In August, 500 infected trees in Leicestershire had to be removed, because of an outbreak at a car park.
A pupil from Loughborough Grammar School has been infected with a rare form of bacteria which is linked to MRSA.
The Health Protection Agency is investigating one confirmed case of Panton- Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) in a rugby player who attends Loughborough Grammar School.
PVL infections tend to attack the skin and cause painful boils and abscesses, which are often treated with antibiotics and/or incision and drainage.
Dr Philip Monk, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at HPA East Midlands said: