Health & Food
Could red wine be the key to long life?
BOSTON (KABC) -- Red wine has long been touted for being heart healthy, but could a glass of wine actually lead to a longer life?
Researchers at the Harvard Medical School conducted a study on mice where they looked at the effects of a beneficial compound found in red wine called resveratrol.
The researchers fed mice a high fat diet and gave half of the subjects a large daily dose of resveratrol. Both sets of mice gained weight but the ones who received resveratrol had better glucose and insulin levels in their bloodstream.
More importantly, the mice who were given resveratrol lived months longer than the mice who were just on high fat diets.
Unfortunately for wine aficionados, the researchers believe it would be nearly impossible to replicate the same effects in humans because it would take 750-1,500 bottles of wine for a 150-pound person to receive the same dose of resveratrol given to the mice.
medical research, health, health & food
- James Gandolfini of 'Sopranos' dies at 51 56 min ago
- Tip led to ex-USC professor's Mexico arrest
- Hollywood panhandlers allegedly kill LA woman
- OC caregiver arrested for alleged sex assault
- East LA chase reaches speeds close to 120 mph
- Fugitive child-abuse couple seen in Maywood
- Wrong-way driver charged with DUI in 14 pile-up
- West Hills murder suspect pleads not guilty
- FBI busts international sports gambling ring
- Afghan leader suspends talks with Taliban, US
- abcnews: Marine returns from war as underwear model
- Piedmont beef's lower fat entices connoisseurs
- Michael Jackson chef describes confrontation
- OTRC: Shailene Woodley part cut from 'Spider-Man 2'
- Latest weather with Garth Kemp
21 min ago