Health Benefits of Red Wine West Islip NY

New research in West Islip 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

WILLIAM ROMERO, MD
(631) 858-0500
103 Majestic Drive
Huntington Station, NY
Michael David Sitrin, MD
516-483-2020
226 Clinton St
Hempstead, NY
Jocelyn M Goldberg
516-593-1211
243 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY
Buzzell Chiropractic PC
516-799-5956
903 N Broadway,# D
Massapequa, NY
Mary B Posillico
516-333-6581
659 Old Country Rd
Westbury, NY
Jenny Craig
(631) 736-8409
47 College Plz
Selden, NY
CHARLES SMUTNY, DO
(631) 486-4720
717 Larkfield Road
Commack, NY
Natural Health Specialist
631-757-3366
28 Vernon Valley Rd
East Northport, NY
Automatic Builder Co
516-797-8446
4222 Merrick Rd
Massapequa, NY
Susan Weiner
516-868-8977
124 Merrick Ave,# 13
Merrick, 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 West Islip 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.
- Migraine Headache West Islip NY
- Red Wine and Health West Islip NY
- Hidden Price Of Eating Junk Food West Islip NY
- Benefits of Raw Juice Therapy West Islip NY
- Massage Benefits West Islip NY
- Benefits of a Treadmill West Islip NY
- Fish Oil for Pregnant Women West Islip NY
- Health Benefits of Massages West Islip NY