Anti-Aging Resveratrol miracle or scam? (Barbara Walters interview)

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    Jun 29, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
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    Jun 29, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
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    Grape skins and red wine are rich in resveratrol.
    It is hoped that reseveratrol will slow the onset of age related illnesses such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer, and osteoporosis. In a Harvard study, resveratrol was effective in mice. The same researches gave resveratrol to humans with diabetes. The diabetes improved. This therpeutic effect was a pleasant surprise. Up to this time, researchers believed that it would only be preventive. For humans to get the same amount of resveratrol given to the mice, they would need to drink 1000 bottles of red wine a day. Human trials are now underway using synthetic resveratrol. Resveratrol may work by mimicking calorie restriction. The researcher said that it will be about five years before a synthetic resveratrol will be available for public consumption. Currently there are supplements claiming to have effective amounts of resveratrol. These supplements are not tested by the FDA for safety and efficacy. Buyer Beware
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    Jun 30, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    kneedraggen said For humans to get the same amount of resveratrol given to the mice, they would need to drink 1000 bottles of red wine a day.

    Luckily the mice didn't have to get up and go to work the next morning. Imagine their red-wine headache.
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    Jun 30, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    Nasty.. I'll stick with my biotherm Age fitness thanks icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 30, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Sean_85 saidNasty.. I'll stick with my biotherm Age fitness thanks icon_razz.gif

    I don't think it's working!
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    Jun 30, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    Oh yes...this is great stuff. It has amazing properties and I have found them to work for me personally. It also helped my Dad who is diabetic and over weight regain health...after I told him about it!!
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    Jun 30, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    Studies in resveratrol have been short-term. From Kopp P. Resveratrol, a phytoestrogen found in red wine. A possible explanation for the conundrum of the 'French paradox'? European Journal of Endocrinology 138:619-620, 1998:

    "The similarity in structure between resveratrol and diethylstilbestrol (a synthetic estrogen) has prompted investigations into resveratrol's potential as a phytoestrogen (a plant compound that produces estrogen-like effects). However, these properties also stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells. This finding seems contrary to its other anticancer activities, and is a cause for concern."

    As an anti-oxidant, it shows great promise, and has demonstrated some positive effects in short term studies with leukemia. But I'll put off taking it until I see some more long-term studies. In the meantime, have a little red wine.
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    Jul 01, 2009 6:50 AM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    kneedraggen said For humans to get the same amount of resveratrol given to the mice, they would need to drink 1000 bottles of red wine a day.

    Luckily the mice didn't have to get up and go to work the next morning. Imagine their red-wine headache.

    The most efficient way of administering resveratrol in humans appears to be buccal delivery, that is without swallowing, by direct absorption through the inside of the mouth. When one mg of resveratrol in 50 mL solution was retained in the mouth for one min before swallowing, 37 ng/ml of free resveratrol were measured in plasma two minutes later. This level of unchanged resveratrol in blood can only be achieved with 250 mg of resveratrol taken in a pill form. For more info, please check resveratrol.

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