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Resveratrol In Red Wine Can Help Prevent Falls
2012-08-20 06:22:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A substance found in red wine could help prevent mobility issues and reduce the risk of life-threatening falls amongst senior citizens, researchers announced during a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Sunday. Lead researcher Dr. Jane E. Cavanaugh of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and colleagues say that resveratrol, a molecule found in the alcoholic beverage, could help older Americans live safer,...

Milk Ingredient Protects Against Obesity
2012-06-06 05:11:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Milk ads have long proclaimed that milk does the body good. Now, there may be research that backs this idea of milk as having particular attributes to boost a healthy body. Researchers found that a natural ingredient in milk can help protect against obesity, even when mice consume foods that are high in fat. The findings, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, believe that the milk ingredient is similar to a new type of vitamin. The discovery of NR...

2012-05-23 23:02:49

Scientists continue to debate the merits of resveratrol, the so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine, according to Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Scientists continue to debate the merits of resveratrol, the so-called ℠miracle molecule´ found in red wine, according to Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. Numerous...

2012-05-14 09:57:39

Could a compound found in red wine and red grapes change the course of the illness? A national, phase II clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has begun as more than two dozen academic institutions recruit volunteers in the coming months. R. Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, is the lead investigator for the national study....

2012-05-08 23:03:15

VitalMax Vitamins, a worldwide vitamin and supplement company, announces groundbreaking anti-aging research has uncovered that a substance extracted from grape skins called resveratrol has now been provided for daily consumption without the negative effects from drinking wine. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Vitalmax Vitamins states the natural antioxidants contained in Revagard have been shown to neutralize free radicals and boost the immune system. Also, to strengthen the heart and...

2012-05-01 21:19:57

New research reinforces the claim that resveratrol–a compound found in plants and food groups, notably red wine–prolongs lifespan and health-span by boosting the activity of mitochondria, the cell's energy supplier. "The results were surprisingly clear," said David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author. "Without the mitochondria-boosting gene SIRT1, resveratrol does not work." Over the last decade, Sinclair and colleagues...

2012-04-04 21:07:01

A compound found in red wine, grapes and other fruits, and similar in structure to resveratrol, is able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity, according to a Purdue University study. Kee-Hong Kim, an assistant professor of food science, and Jung Yeon Kwon, a graduate student in Kim's laboratory, reported in this week's issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that the compound piceatannol blocks an immature...

2012-03-09 00:18:05

A research team from the Netherlands assessed the impact of wine and resveratrol (a natural polyphenol found in high quantities in red wine) on lung function. It also looked at genetic factors and mechanisms by which resveratrol might be absorbed by the body and its possible effect on longevity of life. The authors report that pure resveratrol intake was associated with higher lung volumes and that white wine intake (but not red wine intake) and was associated with lower risk of airway...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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