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2009-10-15 07:55:00

A naturally produced molecule called resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, has been shown to lower insulin levels in mice when injected directly into the brain, even when the animals ate a high-fat diet. The findings from a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggest that when acting directly on certain proteins in the brain, resveratrol may offer some protection against diabetes. Prior research has shown that the compound exerts anti-diabetic actions when given orally to animals...

2009-10-06 11:43:04

Resveratrol, a molecule found in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes when delivered orally to rodents. Until now, however, little has been known about how these beneficial changes are mediated in the body. A new study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, shows that the brain plays a key role in mediating resveratrol's anti-diabetic actions, potentially paving the way for future orally-delivered diabetes medications that target the brain....

2009-09-09 18:15:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Resveratrol Partners, LLC, makers of Longevinex(R), a leading resveratrol dietary supplement, today announced that it had filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles against "Jon Mayne," the alleged owner of the website ResveratrolBenefits.com. The Complaint filed by Longevinex(R) alleges that Mayne's website, whose listed address and telephone number are those of a United Parcel Service storefront in San Francisco, has made false and misleading...

2009-09-03 10:53:03

The antioxidant quercetin is increasingly being marketed as a supplement that boosts athletic performance, but a new University of Georgia study finds that it is no better than a placebo. Professor Kirk Cureton, head of the department of kinesiology in the UGA College of Education, and his colleagues tested quercetin in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study that assessed a variety of measures, including the ability of muscles to synthesize energy, cycling performance, perceived exertion...

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2009-08-03 06:24:47

According to research published on Sunday by scientists at the University of Glasgow, drinking red wine might help fight inflammation in the body. The study showed that resveratrol, which is an anti-oxidant found in red wine, protected mice from exposure to a strong inflammatory agent. The mice that were not pre-treated with resveratrol were found to have a serious reaction similar to sepsis, an inflammatory disorder. The researchers said that resveratrol blocks two major proteins in the...

2009-07-31 12:38:11

Scientists in Scotland and Singapore say they have unraveled how red wine's resveratrol controls inflammation. Strong acute inflammatory diseases such as sepsis are very difficult to treat and many die every day due to lack of treatment, Alirio Melendez of Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre in Scotland says in a statement. Moreover, many survivors of sepsis develop a very low quality of life due to the damage that inflammation causes to several internal organs. The researchers administered...

2009-07-30 11:45:00

Scientists from Scotland and Singapore have unraveled a mystery that has perplexed scientists since red wine was first discovered to have health benefits: how does resveratrol control inflammation? New research published in the August 2009 print issue of The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), not only explains resveratrol's one-two punch on inflammation, but also show how it"”or a derivative"”can be used to treat potentially deadly inflammatory disease, such as appendicitis,...

2009-07-28 07:35:00

WINDSOR, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Popping a pill to prevent age-associated disease may sound too good to be true, but as documented in various media, including a January 25, 2009 edition of 60 Minutes, studies by independent researchers and Harvard Medical School believe they may have discovered the ticket to eternal youth through Resveratrol. This naturally occurring anti-oxidant and plant chemical is found in the skins of red grapes, red wine, purple grape juice, blueberries,...

2009-07-09 15:08:00

FT. LEE, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Red wine (resveratrol) pills appear to be the rage these days and a local group of cardiologists wants to lead the way for patients and consumers to learn more about them. They may be among the first U.S. cardiologists to do so. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090709/LA44390) In response to growing inquiries about the heart-healthy properties of red wine pills, a local cardiology group says it will soon begin to study the effects of these...

2009-06-29 04:00:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ --- A newly-produced 8-minute online film introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM), the newly formulated dietary supplement that, for the first time, addresses both cellular and connective tissue aging. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/longevinex/38884/ The film addresses the current rage -- resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pills. Consumers have recently been hearing about the possibility of slowing the rate of human...