Skip to comments.Resveratrol in the diet is no help at all, study says
Posted on 05/13/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
o you've been feeling virtuous quaffing red wine, nibbling on dark chocolate and popping grapes, thinking you're reaping the life-extending, disease-fighting, health-promoting benefits of resveratrol. You'll need to think again, suggests a new study, which finds that high levels of resveratrol consumed as part of a regular diet are not linked to lower levels of cancer, cardiovascular disease or inflammation, and do not appear to prolong life.
The latest research on the promising polyphenol was conducted on the senior population of two villages in the Chianti region of Italy -- 783 men and women 65 and older whose health and resveratrol intake was tracked between 1998 to 2009. The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Don’t care. Pass the wine.
One has to wonder if they come out with such “studies” because they feel the rabble out there is “too close to solution for health issues”....
For years they told me 400 units. a day of Vitamin D and one drop more would kill me.
Now they’re telling me I almost can’t get enough. 2000 is about the smallest pill you can buy.
Have lived through 3 cycles of “eggs and coffee will kill you” “no, they’re miracle foods” “no, they will kill you” “no, they won’t”.
I’ve given up paying attention to any of it.
Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die.
Yeah, pretty much, Sugars and too much starch are really the things to avoid as long as you have plenty of the other stuff and a well balanced the rest of it.
It’s probably due to global warming.
All I had to see was the headline. Then I laughed and laughed.
Still going to have my dark chocolate and a glass of red from time to time.
Well, it’s odd to see an Italian study that undermines red wine sales.
Still, one small study really isn’t enough to undo dozens and dozens of earlier studies. I need to see more on this before I give it much credit.
Maybe I just like my dark chocolate and red grapes. Wine has that nasty old ethanol in it, though, and THAT is clearly good for nothing but motor fuel.
In fact, not much good for that, either.
One has to wonder if they come out with such studies because they feel the rabble out there is too close to solution for health issues....
These are the same people telling you all the ice on the planet will melt, the oceans will flood Arkansas, and the blood in your veins will begin to boil unless we all put windmills on our cars.
Several years ago, I saw an article about a certain state university planting a large field of broccoli as a cash crop to help the university ‘earn’ money.
A year or so later, that same university released a study of the benefits of a certain vegetable crop. Guess what the crop was.
Gave up drinking soda pop about 4 yrs. ago and was probably the best thing I could ever do for my health.
It sure is good for the eyes.
If weasel words were actual weasels, you could make a nice fur coat from that article.
Supplements (which I take) equate to several bottles of wine a day. They mention supplements, but dance all around the issue — implying (with no research to back it up) that supplements might be dangerous.
The amounts naturally occurring in food, including red wine, may be too little to have therapeutic value. Or, it may be that this study simply wasn’t able to tease out the effects of resveratrol from a myriad of other environmental factors.
As a general rule, I put little or no trust in media reports on medical treatments. This rule has never failed me. Reporters are simply not trained (or smart enough, or honest enough) to report on medical research.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone
who have the courage to defend it."
They do so well in their reports about firearms [rolls eyes].
You mean I’ve been drinking 2 bottle of red wine a day for no reason?
Because i totally eat dark chocolate and drink red wine because of resveratol, whatever the heck that is.
Your post is why FR needs a like button!
Thank God, no more having to choke down all that chocolate and wine, everyone can now return to their rice cakes and oat bran.
Big Pharma is terrified of the supplement industry because natural supplements generally cannot be patented. If people find out that an herb or combination of naturally occurring minerals has the same effect as a very expensive drug, Big Pharma could lose billions.
Curcumin, found in the spice Turmeric, has been found to profoundly lower systemic inflammation. Right now, some Big Pharma firms are trying find a way to slightly alter the molecular structure of Curcumin so they can patent and market it for big bucks with a phony-baloney brand name like Curcamex or Turmerol, when you could get the same effect at a health food store for a few bucks.
Ditto for us.
Okay, for the rest of the day I’m gonna be having mental images of a coat fulla weasels looking at me while nibbling dark chocolate and quaffing merlot. Thanks a lot!
There may be a pattern here.
But I still don’t think it’s resveratrol.
But it MIGHT be niacinamide!
I like Turmeric on my scrambled eggs.
I’m guessing not tobacco.
I also noticed that. The floaters in my right eye are clearing up since I started taking it a few weeks ago.
yup it’s all about control and you respecting their authority/expertise.
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