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Resveratrol in the diet is no help at all, study says
LA Times ^ | 5-12-14 | Melissa Healy

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chianti; chocolate; french; resveratrol; wine

1 posted on 05/13/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t care. Pass the wine.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 11:59:08 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TurboZamboni; null and void

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”....


3 posted on 05/13/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

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.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 12:06:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by Ray76 (A vote for a Republican is a vote for a Democrat. True change requires true change - A Second Party!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 12:09:42 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

It’s probably due to global warming.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

All I had to see was the headline. Then I laughed and laughed.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: TurboZamboni

Oh, well.

Still going to have my dark chocolate and a glass of red from time to time.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ray76

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.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: GraceG

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”....


That is exactly where my mind went.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 12:14:27 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 12:16:27 PM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Lard and animals fats are now supposedly better for us than vegetable oils/shortening.

==

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.

14 posted on 05/13/2014 12:19:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GraceG

Gave up drinking soda pop about 4 yrs. ago and was probably the best thing I could ever do for my health.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 12:20:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TurboZamboni

It sure is good for the eyes.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 12:23:02 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 12:23:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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18 posted on 05/13/2014 12:23:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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.

They do so well in their reports about firearms [rolls eyes].

19 posted on 05/13/2014 12:27:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TurboZamboni

You mean I’ve been drinking 2 bottle of red wine a day for no reason?


20 posted on 05/13/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: TurboZamboni

Because i totally eat dark chocolate and drink red wine because of resveratol, whatever the heck that is.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 12:37:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Your post is why FR needs a like button!


22 posted on 05/13/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thank God, no more having to choke down all that chocolate and wine, everyone can now return to their rice cakes and oat bran.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 1:08:14 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: TurboZamboni
I don't tend to trust studies as they are often funded by outside firms that have a stake in the outcome.

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.

24 posted on 05/13/2014 1:17:53 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ditto for us.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 1:20:13 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

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!


26 posted on 05/13/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr
Yeah, that metaphor was a bit over the top. To get your mind off it, here's a photo of a weasel drinking beer.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 2:02:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: COBOL2Java

There may be a pattern here.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 2:03:22 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GraceG

I agree.

But I still don’t think it’s resveratrol.

But it MIGHT be niacinamide!


29 posted on 05/13/2014 2:10:32 PM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I like Turmeric on my scrambled eggs.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TomGuy

I’m guessing not tobacco.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 2:29:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: BBB333

I also noticed that. The floaters in my right eye are clearing up since I started taking it a few weeks ago.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 3:00:06 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: Buckeye McFrog

yup it’s all about control and you respecting their authority/expertise.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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