Monday, October 8, 2007

Scientists continue to improve Mouse Health: Resveratrol is good for a Mouse's longevity

Science has proven that mice can get fat and still live as long as mice fed a usual mouse diet if their pig-outs also included big doses of resveratrol. Resveratrol is found in wine in case you weren't in the know.
Resveratrol also has shown in Rodent studies that it :

  • lessens the sensitivity of rats to pain.
  • Resveratrol in combination with statins works better than either one alone in improving lipid levels in rats with high cholesterol and in improving their recovery after heart attacks
  • resveratrol can greatly reduce risk of developing more aggressive prostate cancers
  • low doses of resveratrol aid in sensitivity to insulin and could open up new new therapies for type 2 diabetes

Lets hope there are some good studies in humans to acertain if this translates to people. But I'm glad all these rodents can now live longer, I was worried. In the mean time have some wine just in case :) Check out this whole article in the LA times


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