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Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

Posted 4 May 2017 by

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 – The antioxidant resveratrol – found in red wine, peanuts and berries – might improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes, a small study suggests. The study found that resveratrol supplements lessened artery stiffness in some people with type 2 diabetes. Stiffening of the arteries, called arteriosclerosis, raises the risk of heart attack and ...

Could Red Wine Ingredient Affect Progression of Alzheimer's?

Posted 11 Sep 2015 by

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 – High doses of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and berries, may have some activity against Alzheimer's disease, a preliminary clinical trial suggests. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that certain plants produce to shield against stress from the environment. People ingest small amounts when they eat red grapes, red wine, berries or dark chocolate. Lab research has ...

Resveratrol in Red Wine May Not Be Such a Health Booster, After All

Posted 12 May 2014 by

MONDAY, May 12, 2014 – Resveratrol – a substance found in red wine, grapes and chocolate may not add years to your life, and it doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease or cancer either, according to new research. "When it comes to diet, health and aging, things are not simple and probably do not boil down to one single substance, such as resveratrol," said study lead researcher Dr. ...

Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

Posted 25 Jul 2013 by

THURSDAY, July 25 – Although some antioxidants may be good, more may not be better. New research suggests that resveratrol, a natural antioxidant found in red grapes and products derived from them – such as red wine – could offset the health benefits of exercise in older men. The study involved 27 healthy but inactive men, all nonsmokers around 65 years old. The University of Copenhagen ...

Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Posted 28 Nov 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 – Despite showing early promise in some animal studies, supplements of resveratrol, an antioxidant found aplenty in red wine, did not improve insulin sensitivity or heart health in obese men, a small trial found. Researchers found no difference in insulin sensitivity – the measure of how well the body uses the hormone insulin – in 24 obese but otherwise healthy men who took ...

Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study

Posted 25 Oct 2012 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 25 – Healthy middle-aged women do not benefit from taking resveratrol supplements, new study shows. Resveratrol is the ingredient in red wine thought to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce the risk of heart disease and increase longevity. Although resveratrol supplementation doesn't appear to help these women, it's possible that another ingredient in red wine may provide a health ...

How That Glass of Red Wine Might Help You Live Longer

Posted 1 May 2012 by

TUESDAY, May 1 – Researchers have found new evidence showing that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, may play a role in preventing cell aging. The study in rodents found that when mice had a particular gene – SIRT1 – knocked out, or turned off, resveratrol had no effect on them. But tests of muscle tissue in mice with a normal SIRT1 gene that were given resveratrol found that the ...

Scientists May Be Closer to Developing 'Red Wine' Drug

Posted 2 Feb 2012 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 2 – U.S. researchers believe they've discovered how resveratrol – a chemical found in red wine and other plant products – provides health benefits. The researchers said their work with mice may help settle the debate about resveratrol's biochemistry and could advance efforts to develop resveratrol-based medicines. "Resveratrol has potential as a therapy for diverse diseases such ...

Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Posted 1 Nov 2011 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 1 – Results of a small study show that obese men who take a small daily dose of the supplement resveratrol – found as a natural compound in red wine – appear to improve their metabolism as much as if they were on a strict low-calorie diet. Animal studies have previously found that resveratrol reduces insulin resistance and protects against the bad effects of a high-fat diet. This ...

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