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Resveratrol’s anti-aging potential gets a boost in study

by drsjbecker on June 1, 2012

Resveratrol, the plant compound found in red wine and reputed to have anti-aging effects, including protection against cancer and diabetes, has just had a “told-you-so” moment.

Resveratrol’s discoverer, the embattled Harvard professor who hopes it will point the way to new anti-aging drugs, long argued that the phytonutrient worked its magic by “turning on” the SIRT1 gene. The SIRT1 gene, one of a family of genes, the Sirtuins, is believed to control the good function and longevity of cells and, in turn, of their host.

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-resveratrol-20120501,0,7425264.story?track=rss

Los Angeles Times (LA)  – By Melissa Healy – (Tuesday, May 01, 2012) –

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