Resveratrol May Improve Quality of Life

A recent study of resveratrol found that the compount kept mice healthier as they aged.

The chemical is a natural compound found in grape skins and red wine and provide cardiovascular benefits, better motor coordination, reduced cataracts, greater bone density and better kidney function.

“From a health point of view, the quality of life of these mice at the end of their days is much better,” said Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging.

It’s important to note that the length of life was not increased, only the quality of life. De Cabo also cautions that the amount of resveratrol used in the study is unobtainable through normal eating and drinking habits.

(Source: Wine Spectator, Sept. 30, 2008.)

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