Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Drink Red Wine, Live Longer?


A new study has been published indicating that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, is probably much more effective at improving overall health than previously thought. For those of us who enjoy a glass or two or red wine with dinner, this is welcome news.

In an article published today in the New York Times, Nicholas Wade writes, "Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human lifespan, researchers say in a new report that is likely to give impetus to the rapidly growing search for longevity drugs. The study is based on dosing mice with resveratrol, an ingredient of some red wines." full article

7 comments:

Erik Wait said...

Hello,

I hope all is well with you. I have enjoyed reading your blog and find it to be very informative.

I started my own blog which focuses on traveling in the California wine countries:

http://erikwait.blogspot.com/

I have also put together pictures I have taken over the past few years of various wineries, vineyards at my "Adventures in Wine Tasting" Photography Youtube site at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/erikwait

I have been working for the government for the past 20 years but will be starting a Winery Technology and Viticulture degree program in the Fall with a hope to retire and start a second career in a couple years.

Grace & Peace,

Erik Wait

ClaireWalter said...

It's now October. You haven't posted since early June. Are you still alive? Well? Living and sippling in Boulder?

Vino Vangelist said...

Long live RED WINE!!!

Wow said...

Red wine, great to remain healthy!

Michael said...

Interesting post. Thanks

Innovative Wine said...

Resveratrol is one of the first of many polyphenols found in red wine to be isolated and studied. This has led to the explosion of resveratrol pills available (see Dr. Oz).

In my conversations with some of the research types, we are likely to see more added once more studies are completed.

The great thing about this is that we can keep drinking wine and benefit from the resveratrol and the yet to be studied polyphenols.

In this case, I see nothing wrong with being the "lab rat".

Cheers!

Anthony said...

I love red wine! Specially with some fine cheeses and I am set. In fact, I'm drinking a bottle of Friendship School Red wine right now. Pretty interesting to find out that it actually is good for you!