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Grab a glass of red - it seems to be a rejuvenating drink again.
Red wine goes in and out of health fashion.
But now it's back as a possible preventer or fighter of ageing diseases.
That good news for wine lovers comes thanks to the efforts of 30 researchers from around the globe.
They've produced a paper saying that under certain conditions SIRT1, the human
sirtuin protein known to combat many age-related diseases, can be
activated by resveratrol and other sirtuin-activating compounds (STACs).
Resveratrol is a natural compound in red wine, their article in the journal Science says.
Resveratrol was hailed for doing this in 2003.
But follow-up studies called its sirtuin-activating abilities into question.
Now these researchers have shown SIRT1 can indeed be activated by
resveratrol and other STACs in the laboratory, but only under certain conditions.
The results suggest STACs remain, for now, a viable strategy for addressing many diseases associated with aging, such as
cancer, Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, the journal says.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/mp/16328048/red-wine-molecule-could-be-healthy/
 

felten

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How many litres a day do I need to drink to live forever?
 

manticle

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About 80.

I'd have a crack myself if it wasn't for the sulphites
 

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People are quick to endorse a product because of a miracle ingredient and with wine in particular forget about the 14% ethanol content that probably isn't so good for you, mind you it's a risk i and most others here take, but I'm not going to claim that drinking it is good for my health.
As my granny used to say, a little of a lot.
 

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