Health Benefits of Red Wine Forest Hills NY

New research in Forest Hills is uncovering the disease-prevention secrets of a polyphenol called resveratrol, one of compounds in red wine that seems to improve health. Although the benefits have been touted for years, researchers weren't sure how polyphenols, and resveratrol in particular, worked in the body.

Local Companies

Glenn B. Gero, ND, RNC, MH, CES, CLC
973-471-5758
256 Colfax Ave
Clifton, NJ
Dr. S. J. Press, DC,PhD,CCSP,FACSM,FICC
(201) 591-7704
546 Broad Ave
Englewood, NJ
Susan Krieger
(917) 678-2484
635 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Richard Sigmund Pichel, MD
212-577-5777
220 Central Park S
New York, NY
Richard K Bernstein, MD
914-698-7525
1160 Greacen Point Rd
Mamaroneck, NY
Dr. Paul Capobianco, D.O.
516-671-5017
71 Walnut Road
Glen Cove, NY
Marizelle Arce
(917) 282-5622
10 Downing St
West village, NY
Nicole Egenberger
646 485 5229
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
ZAKI NAKACH, MD
(718) 375-6100
1664 E 14Th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Louis Arnold Scarrone, MD
212-737-6868
715 Park Ave
New York, NY
Data Provided by:
      

Provided By:

THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists already knew that drinking red wine in moderation is good for your health; now they are figuring out why.

New research is uncovering the disease-prevention secrets of a polyphenol called resveratrol, one of compounds in red wine that seems to improve health. Although the benefits have been touted for years, researchers weren't sure how polyphenols, and resveratrol in particular, worked in the body.

"The breadth of benefits is remarkable -- cancer prevention, protection of the heart and brain from damage, reducing age-related diseases, such as inflammation, reversing diabetes and obesity, and many more," said Lindsay Brown, an associate professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia and co-author of a study that will appear in the September issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Brown said scientists are beginning to understand how resveratrol does its work. Possible mechanisms include:

  • High doses of the compound may prevent cancer by increasing the process of apoptosis (programmed cell death).
  • Low doses improve cardiac health by increasing cellular protection and reducing damage.
  • Resveratrol may help remove very reactive oxidants in the body and improve blood supply to cells.

Scientists are also studying how the body absorbs resveratrol into the blood stream, since the compound is largely inactivated in the gut and liver.

"Most of the resveratrol in imbibed red wine does not reach the circulation," Stephen Taylor, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Queensland, said in a journal news release. "Interestingly, absorption via the mucous membranes in the mouth can result in up to around 100 times the blood levels, if done slowly rather than simply gulping it down."

More information

Oregon State University has more on resveratrol.

SOURCE: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, news release, June 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Migraine Headache Forest Hills NY
Americans spend in excess of $4 billion dollars a year on over the counter pain relievers and 25% of those are for the relief of pain from headaches. That is a great deal of money, but worse then money is all of the chemical in balances you are causing in your body by taking all of these drugs. These in balances can cause serious health problems for you. If medicine is not the answer for you, you may want to consider prevention of these horrible headaches.
- Health Benefits of Massages Forest Hills NY
- Red Wine and Health Forest Hills NY
- Hidden Price Of Eating Junk Food Forest Hills NY
- Dark Chocolate for Heart Health Forest Hills NY
- Benefits of Raw Juice Therapy Forest Hills NY
- Fish Oil for Pregnant Women Forest Hills NY
- Massage Benefits Forest Hills NY
- Benefits of a Treadmill Forest Hills NY