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
- Colorado shooting victim dies at hospital
- Reseda shooting suspect ID'ed as Iraq war vet
- Shoppers flock to stores for last-minute gifts
- Astronauts tackle urgent spacewalking repairs
- LA family seeks justice after deputy shooting 36 min ago
- HB riot suspect sentenced to 12 days in jail 10 min ago
- Jefferson Park area stabbing suspect sought
- Boy, 11, on scooter struck by tractor-trailer
- US holiday travelers brace for ice and snow 23 min ago
- Arkansas tornadoes injure 5, damage homes 17 min ago
- abcnews: Army's new weapon can shoot down drones
- SUV makers unveil new efficient features
- Amy Adams talks playing sexy con artist
- OTRC: Chuck Norris spoofs Van Damme's 'Epic Split'