Antioxidant in Wine Effects as Good as Dieting

June 11, 2008

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison found that a small amount of resveratrol, an antioxidant in wine, gave the same anti-aging results low calorie diets in mice. Resveratrol seems to protect the heart and other muscles by better gene reading. One of the major ways all life ages is misreading of genes. The dose is equal to 333mg per day for a 150 pound person.

“The new findings, according to Weindruch and Prolla, provide strong evidence that resveratrol can improve quality of life through its influence on the different parameters of aging such as cardiac function. However, whether the agent can extend lifespan in ways similar to caloric restriction will require further study, according to the new report’s authors.”