Resveratrol

On the Verge of Discovery: The Fountain of Youth in Pill Form

Posted on 03/18/2013 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthIf you could take a pill and prevent further aging, would you take it? Besides extending the length of your life, what if the pill could protect you from cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes? You might even find your skin looking younger. Do these claims sound like science fiction? Not at all, according to David Sinclair, a geneticist who heads the Lowy Cancer Research Centre’s Laboratory for Ageing Research at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Sinclair, …

The Takeaway: Resveratrol Supplements Mimic Low-Calorie Diet; More Americans Overdosing On Painkillers

Posted on 11/2/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA small study of obese men found their metabolism improved when they took a daily supplement of resveratrol, the ingredient that’s thought to give red wine its health-promoting powers. And the number of overdose deaths from prescription painkillers more than tripled over the last decade, with middle-aged adults leading the pack.