More reasons for red wine-lovers to rejoice and say cheese


Resveratrol, a compound in the wine, found to negate bad effects of a high fat/high sugar diet.

Wine lovers, rejoice! Researchers have found that a compound found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of a high fat diet.

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine.

Researchers from Georgetown University in the United States studied the effects of resveratrol in the diet of rhesus monkeys. They hypothesised that a resveratrol supplement would counteract the negative impact of a high fat/sugar diet on the hind leg muscles.

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