NIH study uncovers mechanism underlying resveratrol activity – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers say there’s a clear need for additional careful and well-controlled studies to show how resveratrol works. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring chemical found in red wine and other plant products.
Chung: The question is how about supplements?
Narrator: Dr. Jay H. Chung, a senior investigator at NIH, says it’s not clear how pure these supplements are.
Chung: They could say 150 milligrams but it's not clear whether it's pure 150 milligrams of resveratrol.
Narrator: Convincing clinical studies in humans have used about 1 gram of resveratrol per day, 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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