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woensdag 22 april 2009

1000 flessen rode wijn of 1 pil voor uw gezondheid

Rode wijn kan heel gezond zijn. In de schil van de druif zit namelijk een goedje dat resveratrol heet, maar om 1000 flessen wijn te drinken voor het gewenste effect,lijkt toch niet echt bevordelijk voor de gezondheid. Gelukkig kunt u straks ook 1 pil nemen en gewoon van de wijn blijven genieten. Zie onderstaand bericht.

Potential Wonder Resveratrol = 1000 Bottles of Red Wine
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We’ll use any excuse to drink red wine. Now, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech company has come up with the best argument for red wine we’ve ever heard: Resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red grapes, can not only slow down the aging process and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart diseases and possibly cancer, it can even help your diet plan.

You’d have to drink the equivalent of 1,000 bottles of red wine to match the benefits of one pill, which is said to work by triggering the sirtuin longevity gene.

"Our goal is to prevent and forestall many of the diseases that strikes us as we reach 50, 60 and 70. All with one pill," Dr. Christoph Westphal told Morley Safer on "60 Minutes" last night.

He gave a pretty compelling demonstration of Resveratrol’s effectiveness — in mice, at least. Two mice ate a high-fat diet; one received Resveratrol and the other didn’t. After 12 weeks, the one who had taken the drug wasn’t as fat and could run farther. And when they died, that same mouse had youthful, fat-free organs. (The New Yorker had some fun imagining this experiment.)

But will it work in humans? So far it’s been tested on diabetics and has lowered their glucose and insulin levels — with no diet or drug interventions. Next they’re going to try a more potent version on cancer patients. If all goes well, it’s estimated it should be available in the marketplace in as little as five years.

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