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Resveratrol and Red Wine

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Monday, January 2, 2012, 12: 47 PM

It’s the hot new health fad — red wine because of its resveratrol content.  From the Toronto Sun:

Red is wine is unique because of its content of resveratrol, a phytochemical compound found almost exclusively in the skin of grapes. Numerous studies have shown that these compounds are capable of influencing many activities that affect the development of chronic illnesses. In addition to the well-documented benefits of resveratrol on the levels of cholesterol and proper blood circulation, two important factors needed to prevent heart disease, two recent studies have illustrated the huge health potential that this compound has. One study showed that resveratrol has anti-cancer abilities by blocking the growth of tumour cells in the mammary glands; as well, the compound can act on the metabolism to counter the negative effects of being sedentary on the development of insulin resistance.

Further on the researchers reveal other health benefits they’ve discovered…

Italian researchers observed that …

And

In another area of research, French researchers looked at …

Let’s see, France and Italy export lots of red wine….

Is there anything resveratrol can’t do?  Just asking.

Read the whole thing.

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