Health Benefits of Red Wine Continue to Impress

As more and more research is done into resveratrol, scientists continue to be amazed at the good effects it has on mammals. Dr David Sinclair, one of the US researchers that took part in the study involving mice that was recently published in Nature, said:

“The ‘healthspan’ benefits we saw in the obese mice treated with resveratrol, such as increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels, healthier heart and liver tissues, are positive clinical indicators and may mean we can stave off in humans age-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but only time and more research will tell.”

As part of the test, overfed mice just over a year old were split into two groups, with one group receiving doses of resveratrol, the polyphenol commonly found in red wine. That group outlived the other by three to four months. The untreated mice also displayed characteristics that would indicate the onset of diabetes in humans, and displayed diminished coordination and motor skills.

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