NIH study uncovers mechanism underlying resveratrol activity – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine and other plant products has been association with health effects including anti-aging and preventing metabolic disease. But Dr. Jay H. Chung, a senior investigator at NIH, says the levels of resveratrol found in wine or foods are likely not high enough to produce significant health benefits.
Chung: Studies that have shown effects in humans usually required about a gram of resveratrol, pure resveratrol. So you probably won't get that kind of effect drinking red wine.
Narrator: 1 gram of pure resveratrol is roughly equal to the amount found in 667 bottles of red wine. For more on 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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