Category Archives: Resveratrol

Are Low Energy Neuroprotective?

Fasting has been known to produce anticonvulsant effects since the 1920’s. In fact low energy diets and fasting are recorded at effective treatments for epilepsy by mainstream medicine. As understanding of this process has increased, it has become clear that … Continue reading

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How Do Red Wine Antioxidants Protect Lipoproteins?

Lipoprotein oxidation is considered a possible mechanism by which atherosclerosis can develop. The process is not fully understood, but it has become apparent that only oxidised lipoproteins are involved in the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation in humans. This has … Continue reading

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Health Effects of Resveratrol

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Resveratrol Metabolism

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Resveratrol And Metabolic Syndrome

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Rats Like Wine Too

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Is Resveratrol Bioavailable in Humans?

Resveratrol is one of the major polyphenolic components of red wine. Polyphenols are a group of chemicals that have been shown to have beneficial health effects in humans. However, for polyphenols to be beneficial, they must be absorbed, and there … Continue reading

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Resveratrol Has Insulin-Like Effects

Ethanol is thought to have particular metabolic effects that induce the oxidation of fatty acids. This may include stimulation of MEOS (microsomal enzyme oxidising system) in the liver. While chronic intakes of ethanol are detrimental to the liver because they … Continue reading

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Ethanol Protects Rats from Fructose

Fructose fed rats develop insulin resistance in just a short period. In some cases high intakes of refined crystalline fructose, or refined crystalline sucrose, causes insulin resistance in rats in just a few weeks. The development of fructose induced insulin … Continue reading

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Are Peanuts a Red Wine Alternative?

Red wine has been shown to confer certain health benefits. In particular, red wine may protect from the development of cardiovascular disease. The reason for this is not fully understood, but it it known that ethanol (alcohol) is able to … Continue reading

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