Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found in red wine and the focus of many medical researchers, may be able to fight off viruses, according to a new Italian study. While the chemical has shown hints of antiviral properties in previous studies, this research shows that it appears to prevent virus replication at the cellular level. More work is needed to see how widespread the effect is.
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