NIH study uncovers mechanism underlying resveratrol activity – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have shown how resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and other plant products, may confer its health benefits. But Dr. Jay H. Chung, a senior investigator at NIH, says before researchers can transform resveratrol into a safe and effective medicine, they need to know exactly how it works on a cellular level.
Chung: It's possible that plant-based foods or chemicals can affect cells and physiology by a number of different ways.
Narrator: Resveratrol has received significant interest from pharmaceutical companies for its potential to combat diabetes, inflammation, and cancer. For more information on current resveratrol research, 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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