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Red wine ingredient ‘can prevent physical deterioration’

1st July 2011

An ingredient found in red wine can play a role in combating the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, according to new research.

According to a study published in the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, resveratrol has been found to prevent insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density among those who are not getting regular physical activity.

This conclusion was reached following a study of rats subjected to simulated weightlessness, with those administered with resveratrol also experiencing a lower risk of losing soleus muscle mass and strength.

Data from the study showed that the compound, which occurs naturally in red wine, is able to prevent the wasting adaptations to disuse-induced mechanical unloading.

Dr Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of the FASEB Journal, said: "Resveratrol may not be a substitute for exercise, but it could slow deterioration until someone can get moving again."

Last month, the University of Florida published research showing that resveratrol possesses "anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties".ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800608887-ADNFCR

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