From The Harvard Gazette
A long look at growing old
Scientists share research on easing the ailments of aging
June 23, 2010
Resveratrol, the compound hailed in red wine as an anti-aging agent, has been shown to have positive effects on learning and memory in laboratory animals, Tsai said, reducing loss of neurons and learning impairment.
“Resveratrol is actually even better than you think,” Tsai said. (source)
From the Mayo Clinic:
Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?
Red wine and something in red wine called resveratrol might be heart healthy. Find out the facts, and hype, regarding red wine and its impact on your heart.
Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage.
While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy a glass of red wine with your evening meal, doctors are wary of encouraging anyone to start drinking alcohol. That’s because too much alcohol can have many harmful effects on your body.
Still, doctors do agree that something in red wine appears to help your heart, though it’s unclear just exactly what that “something” is. Researchers think antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called resveratrol, have promising heart-healthy benefits.
Antioxidants aren’t the only substances in red wine that look promising. The alcohol in red wine also appears to be heart healthy. Find out what’s known
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Japan’s Oldest Living Woman
“Reservatrol Is Actually Even Better Than You Might Think.”
by Dr. Stephen Parker (Article selection and Commentary) on June 23, 2010