The Myth of Resveratrol

Resveratrol, a polyphenol antioxidant found in the skin of grapes, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, peanuts, and some berries has been hailed as the possible agent responsible for the benefits of red wine. However, research found it did not correlate with longevity or lower risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer. In fact, adjusted hazard ratios favored those…

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A Tough Decision?

“Margaret,” Laurie called out as she rounded the end of the last aisle in the grocery store.“Hi, Laurie,” Margaret responded as she placed a bottle of Bordeaux wine in her shopping cart.“I didn’t know you liked wine.” Laurie, basket on her arm, tried to speak without accusation as she approached Margaret’s shopping cart. “I thought…

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