We break from presidential politics to bring you this important news from the world of medical research: Scientists are close to developing a pill that delivers the concentrated benefits of resveratrol, the component in red wine thought to be beneficial to health.
Scientists on opposite sides of the globe appear to be getting closer to harnessing one of red wine’s most elusive health-giving ingredients and putting it into a pill.
The ingredient, resveratrol, has been touted for years for its ostensible powers to prolong life and protect against a range of ailments including heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies pointing to those benefits have been performed in laboratories on yeast, worms, fruit flies and mice, among other organisms. (snip)
Testing those benefits in humans has proved more complex. Resveratrol occurs naturally in red wine at such low concentrations, and in combination with so many other substances, that studying its health benefits among wine drinkers isn’t practical. And purified resveratrol is broken down in the liver so quickly that it must be given at very high concentrations to prove effective. (snip)
A recent human study that suggested resveratrol could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s used a daily dose equivalent to the amount in about 1,000 bottles of red wine, says Scott Turner, director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. (snip)
Now, scientists hope to overcome that problem by increasing the potency of resveratrol at more moderate doses…They are developing a pill that combines purified resveratrol with other compounds in wine in an effort to mimic the drink’s naturally-occurring synergies. (snip)
Alberto Bertelli, a professor in the department of biomedical sciences for health at the University of Milan, says what happens to resveratrol in red wine when it enters the body “is sort of a mystery,” but he believes that alcohol could help it get into the bloodstream more effectively.
Read the whole report if you’d like, butt while they’re still working on it, I suggest you try the treatment with proven results. Enjoy the 1000 bottles of red wine.
When they’re gone, if you’re not in perfect health, refill the prescription.
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And just a suggestion: given the state of her health, I think Hillary should switch to the red wine “therapy.”
And not that it’s a biggie or anything butt between BO, MO and HIll they have over 23 years of experience occupying the White House. Doesn’t the Office of Protocol teach the proper way to hold a wine glass anymore?
Maybe the non-drinking candidate can show them how it should be done.
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