Sunday, 1 August 2010

Red wine really can help you to stay healthier and live longer

This is an assertion that has been around for many years but it is always good to get additional evidence for my delight in red wine consumption.

Researchers at the University of Buffalo, New York, writing in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, said they wanted to study its effect on humans. They found that a plant extract contained in the skin of red grapes helps protect the body against ageing. It had already been shown to prolong life in yeast and animals such as roundworms and fruit flies but now they have found that the extract, resveratrol, reduced inflammation in humans that leads to heart disease, strokes and Type 2 Diabetes.

They concluded that their findings indicated consuming resveratrol could help reduce the development of type 2 diabetes, ageing, heart disease and strokes. 

I'll drink to that!

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