Compound in Wine, Chocolate May Not Be "Fountain of Youth"
the MPR take:
A new study is questioning the belief that resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes, red wine, chocolate, and some berries and roots, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects in humans. A JAMA Internal Medicine prospective cohort study (the Invecchiare in Chianti [InCHIANTI] Study) tracked all-cause mortality, markers of inflammation, and prevalent and incident cancer and cardiovascular disease in 783 community-dwelling men and women >65 years of age in the Chianti region of Italy from 1998–2009. Resveratrol levels were not significantly associated with inflammation markers, prevalent or incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, or predictive of all-cause mortality. Enjoy chocolate or red wine for the taste, but don’t expect it to reduce these health risks.
Importance: Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes, red wine, chocolate, and certain berries and roots, is considered to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects in humans and is related to longevity in some lower organisms. ExposuresTwenty-four-hour urinary resveratrol ...
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