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Is Resveratrol the key to longer living?

May 13, 2008
An amazing revelation in the scientific world has displayed a substance in red grapes and thus red wine, is attributed to increasing life span. The compound called resveratrol could eliminate the need for harmful anti aging chemical and surgical treatments. For years the French have been unknowingly benefitting from resveratrol, by consuming red wine.

Now pharmaceutical giants are rushing resveratrol supplements into production with great speed. The studies so far on resveratrol have been limited to flies, mice and worms. The studies revealed that flies live 30% longer, and fish and worms by 60%.

Working on the National Institute of Aging's Harvard Medical School research, was Dr Rafael de Cabo. He said that the diet the mice where on consisted of dense calories and saturated fats. The resveratrol compound protected the mice from any dangerous side effects.

Resveratrol is not only of interest to the anti aging market. It has also been linked to the combat of diabetes and cancer. Although all research is still in its infancy, natural antioxidants like this may be the only way to effectively treat aging, cancer and diabetes in the future.

Once more nature may have provided the key to another breakthrough in science. Now resveratrol, a phytoalexin in red wine may be the answer to a major threat to every nation, obesity. The mice in the study where fed what is the equivalent to a large section of societies' actual diets, highly saturated fats. This did not cause them to die sooner.

A University of Rochester research study concluded that resveratrol can stop pancreatic cancer cells from reaching and destroying vital energy stores in the body. By cutting of their route, the cancerous cells in turn cannot spread.

Is resveratrol another fad supplement? Well actually the French have been consuming it for years via their ponchant for red wine. Their nation has actually a lower rate of heart disease than the US, even though they consume a high calorie diet which includes a fair portion of saturated fats.

Is resveratrol the elixir of life? It remains to be seen, or exploited even, without more substantial research. At least it sounds promising so far. In an era where the boundaries of medical science are delving into unethical territories, such as the human genome, it's refreshing to think that resveratrol, a compound found naturally in red grapes could provide many benefits to human existence.
About the Author
Denise Richards has been researching extensive information about resveratrol . The natural ingredient resveratrol is being currently researched for it's anti-aging, anti- cancer and diabetes fighting properties.
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