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.

Compound in Wine, Chocolate May Not Be "Fountain of Youth"
Compound in Wine, Chocolate May Not Be "Fountain of Youth"

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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