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Longevity: Red Wine the secret to living longer?

Longevity: Red Wine the secret to living longer?

Red wine has been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer, lower cholesterol, strengthen bones, help control blood sugar levels, and increase energy production. Now, more than a decade of research points to the possibility that red wine is also anti-aging. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found in red wine, has been in the spotlight of the longevity studies. How did scientists make the connection between longevity and resveratrol? Clive M. McCay, a nutritional scientist at Cornell University in the 1930s, discovered that a calorie restricted diet enabled animals to live longer. Other scientists have confirmed that calorie restriction is an effective way of...

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