Friday, July 4, 2008
fountain of youth?
it looks like my excessive consumption of red wine just might be justified. a recent study showed that a compound in red wine, resveratrol, may ward off a variety of medical conditions related to aging, providing heart benefits, stronger bones and preventing eye cataracts.
the mice in the study that were given resveratrol tended to have less age-related or obesity-related cardiovascular functional decline. their total cholesterol was reduced, their aortas functioned better and resveratrol seemed to moderate inflammation in the heart, the researchers said. although most of the mice given resveratrol did not live longer than other mice but were far more healthy in several important measures.
oh man, i knew i was living right!