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2008-10-17 12:00:08

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, internationally acclaimed French brand Caudalie will open the first Vinotherapie(R) Spa in the United States at the iconic New York City hotel, The Plaza. Caudalie revolutionized the spa world in 1999 when they pioneered Vinotherapie(R) by harnessing the untapped, restorative power of grapes and grapevine polyphenols. This landmark property will house the fourth international Caudalie Vinotherapie(R) Spa and the first and only not located on a...

2008-10-16 00:00:05

Resveratrol found in grapes, red wine and peanuts, prevents alcoholic fatty liver in mice, U.S. researchers have determined. Chronic alcohol consumption causes fat to accumulate in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Joanne M. Ajmo, Xiaomei Liang, Christopher Q. Rogers, Brandi Pennock and Min You, all of the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Fla., divided mice into groups and fed all of them a low-fat diet. Some mice had resveratrol in...

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2008-10-15 16:20:00

An herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds in corn, but also annihilated most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have a worthy contender. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which is resistant to the popular herbicide 2, 4-D. "In 1946, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic or 2, 4-D was introduced. It was a wonder herbicide," said Robert Skirvin, plant biologist in the College of Agriculture,...

2008-09-22 15:00:14

By Donna Olmstead For the Journal Promising research appears to show that an antioxidant in wine and other foods such as peanuts, grapes, mulberries and blueberries improves many conditions associated with aging. But heading to the wine shop for cases of pinot noir or a health food store for supplements may be premature. Research seems to show the antioxidant called resveratrol might help with stroke, cancer, diabetes, other cardiovascular ailments and skin problems. David...

2008-08-29 12:01:18

CONCORD, Mass., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara-based grape products, announced today that it has hired Tonic Life Communications as its new public relations agency of record following a competitive review. Welch's will partner with Tonic to raise awareness of the health benefits of Welch's 100% Grape Juice and Welch's 100% White Grape Juice amongst consumer audiences and healthcare professionals. The account will be led by Jennifer Ryan,...

2008-08-29 12:00:33

By Sandy Kleffman It's not exactly a fountain of youth, but a substance found in red wine, grapes and nuts can prevent many age-related problems in mice, an intriguing new study reveals. The substance, resveratrol, led to healthier hearts, better bone density, fewer cataracts and greater motor coordination in the animals. The findings, published online Thursday in Cell Metabolism, may increase interest in resveratrol as scientists seek to ward off the inevitable deterioration that comes...

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2008-08-09 15:10:00

A British pharmaceutical company says it has begun human trials of a compound that mimics the effects of a drug found in red wine. Researchers have found that mice given resveratrol, which is found on the skin of red grapes, had stronger bones, better balance and coordination and less heart disease. But humans need to take large doses -- the equivalent of 1,000 bottles of wine a day -- to get those benefits. Sirtris Pharmaceuticals says it has found a compound of two drugs that bring the...

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2008-07-17 16:05:00

Study finds environmentally friendly, economical method to keep grapes fresh Table grapes are subject to serious water loss and decay while making the long trip from the vine to dinner tables around the world. Mold and browning of the stems are the two main factors that reduce grape quality during shipping and storage in retail produce sections. Pads placed over the fruit packed in boxes are one way of ensuring that consumers get fresh, appealing fruits. The pads release sulfur dioxide, or...

2008-07-11 12:01:05

NeoCell has launched its new product Reversitall Plus, which is said to be the only natural compound available with cancer-fighting properties that can be backed through scientific findings. Resveratrol, a key ingredient in Reversitall Plus and a compound found in grapes and enriched in red wine, has been found to lower cholesterol, improve circulation and facilitate the maintenance of skin elasticity by protecting against environmental toxins and acting as a natural internal sunscreen....

2008-07-11 09:01:07

NeoCell, engaged in the manufacture of natural supplement and skin care products, has released a new nutritional supplement called Reversitall Plus. Reversitall Plus comes in liquid form and is a natural extract made from a blend of red wine, Muscadine grapes and grapevine. According to the company, in recent years, Resveratrol, a key ingredient in Reversitall Plus and a compound found in grapes and enriched in red wine, has been found to lower cholesterol, improve circulation and...