Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Update on resveratrol and aging...

Check out Nicholas Wade's article in today's NY Times. It includes mention of the report in a PLoS ONE article by Prolla and Weindruch's group here at Wisconsin that both caloric restriction and low amounts of resveratrol (near the amount of resveratrol and resveratrol-like compounds found in a 5 ounce glass of red wine) are sufficient to inhibit gene expression profiles associated with cardiac and skeletal muscle aging, and prevent age-related cardiac dysfunction. Dietary resveratrol also mimics the effects of caloric restriction in insulin mediated glucose uptake in muscle.

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