That polyphenol that keeps on giving, resveratrol is now being studied as an aid in the fight against MS.
Mice with the MS-like condition called Wallerian degeneration slow (WldS) showed an initial weight gain when given resveratrol, researchers at the University of Utah reported Thursday at the World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, in Montreal.
Weight gain, that’s it? Can’t they just give these mice a gift card to Krispy Kreme and get the same results? Actually, the researchers comment that weight gain is an encouraging sign in MS treatment, especially when it’s from a compound found naturally in grapes and other foods. Dr. John Richert, executive vice president for the research and clinical program of the Multiple Sclerosis Society comments:
“In inflammatory animal models of MS, one of the tell-tale clinical signs of the disease is weight loss. Weight loss often goes hand in hand with loss of neurological function.”
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