Wednesday, November 01, 2006

What the heck...?

Which of these hooks would get you reading –


Gotta say the Brits @ BBC have that one hands down! Who wouldn't be enticed by 'guilt free gluttony'...but click on either pic for the link to each article & see the different slant each provides.

The real story is (again) that resveratrol - a compound normally found in red wine - is a very potent agent in the fight against many maladies of aging and bad diet.

That's good news for all of us who enjoy wine. The bad news is that this compound is normally found in small quantities - an equivalent dosage for a human adult would take 100 bottles (8.5 cases) a day of red wine!

Nobody's going to be doing that, but the day a decent supplement become available (provided the monkey & human studies replicate these findings) - look out!

Certainly a private sector proposal for concentrating the resveratrol from the current international wine glut would be attractive to several governments, which have been strapped in the past to subsidize vineyards that otherwise weren't selling or over-producing.


Anonymous Al said...

Too cool. Can you believe these things we're finding out these days?
If they can then make a pill with a sufficient amounts of resveratrol, ellagitannins, and saponin - maybe even some beta-carotene & Vitamin C for good measure, then you can talk about having a good shot at extending the lifespan for everyperson on the planet, and a good chance it'd come true. But are we ready for the entire population to live longer? what would that do to our over-crowded world, though possibly having the people already here lead healthier more productive lives would be great.
Of course most of us will still drink the wine anyway!

November 02, 2006 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xinhua news has it as "Got fat mice? Give them red wine"

Scientific American headlines it as "The Fountain of Youth at the Bottom of a Wine Bottle?"
Pretty weird how that happens.

November 02, 2006 12:57 PM  

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