Health Benefits of Red Wine Little Neck NY

New research in Little Neck 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

Options for Wellness
914-713-0789
397 Grand Boulevard
Scarsdale, NY
Nicole Egenberger
646 485 5229
214 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
Dr. Seth Pearl
914-428-8004 X111
141 S. Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
RUSSELL JAFFE, MD
(703) 788-5101
800 5Th Avenue
New York, NY
Elie Hamaoui, MD
718-283-7949
1930 E 26th St
Brooklyn, NY
Amita Holistic Healing Center
718-375-1144
2940 Brighton 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY
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
ALFRED LEONG, MD
(718) 246-8600
263 7Th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Michael David Sitrin, MD
516-483-2020
226 Clinton St
Hempstead, 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
- Dark Chocolate for Heart Health Little Neck NY
It turns out that dark chocolate made from unprocessed cocoa, contains high amounts of flavonoids and phytochemicals. These are antioxidants found in nutritious foods like raisins, prunes, acai berries, and blueberries. Cocoa has from its origin an incredible high amount of these antioxidants and science has found a way by cold pressing the cocoa.
- Red Wine and Health Little Neck NY
- Health Benefits of Massages Little Neck NY
- Hidden Price Of Eating Junk Food Little Neck NY
- Massage Benefits Little Neck NY
- Migraine Headache Little Neck NY
- Fish Oil for Pregnant Women Little Neck NY
- Benefits of Raw Juice Therapy Little Neck NY
- Benefits of a Treadmill Little Neck NY