NIH study uncovers mechanism underlying resveratrol activity – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are finding that the effects of resveratrol, a naturally occurring chemical found in red wine and other plant products, seem to be more complicated than originally thought. Dr. Jay H. Chung, a senior investigator at NIH, says research published over the past few years has shown that feeding resveratrol to obese mice protected them against diet-induced obesity, as well as some of its consequences.
Chung: Resveratrol has been associated with a number of different helpful effects such as extending the lifespan in lower animals as well as protecting against aging-related metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.
Narrator: For more information on resveratrol findings, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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