NIH study uncovers mechanism underlying resveratrol activity – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and other plant products, was originally thought to directly activate a particular protein which is associated with aging. A new study shows that resveratrol inhibits certain types of proteins, enzymes that help regulate cell energy. Dr. Jay H. Chung, a senior investigator at NIH, says resveratrol in its natural form interacts with many proteins, and may cause not-yet-known toxicities as a medicine, particularly with long-term use.
Chung: Resveratrol has a number of other targets that may or may not be good for you and no long-term studies have been done with humans.
Narrator: For more on resveratrol, 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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