Wine & Health: Red-Wine Chemical May Help Fight Ravages of Age

Jacob Gaffney
Issue: September 30, 2008

In a recent study involving resveratrol, a team of researchers found that the compound kept mice healthier as they aged, though it did not extend overall lifespan. The study, co-authored by Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging and noted resveratrol researcher David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, found that resveratrol, a natural chemical compound found in grape skins and red wine, provides cardiovascular benefits, better motor coordination, reduced cataracts, greater bone density and better kidney function.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 14, 2008.

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