July 5, 2008

Red Wine ‘Combats Ageing’

An ingredient in red wine can ward off the effects of ageing on the heart, bones, eyes and muscles, scientists have found.V

Mice fed resveratrol had stronger bones, better balance and co- ordination, and healthier hearts than animals not given the compound.

They were also less likely to develop cataracts in their eyes.

But chemical, found in the skin of red grapes, did not help the mice to live longer, the Boston researchers found.

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