Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grapes, blueberries and miracles

In addition to its potential cancer-fighting benefits, turns out that red wine (and blueberries!) contain a "miracle molecule" that may prevent "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!" Syndrome. We've written about resveratrol before (most recently here), and its ability to fight Alzheimer's and cancer. But scientists have now found another benefit:

"As these animal [lab mice] age, they lose some of their motor coordination. Very similar as to humans do as they age. And when we gave them out the resveratrol, the older mouse has less loss of motor coordination.”

Although red wine is most often cited as a primary source, resveratrol is also found in blueberries. In fact:

"We just used blueberries in our study and actually when they eat the whole fruit it’s actually more effective than the resveratrol alone and you don’t need as much.”

So there.
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