Popular Drink May Delay Aging!

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Re: Popular Drink May Delay Aging!

Postby Paul B. » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:24 pm

Wow, John, that is good news. Just anecdotally, I've always had the feeling that it was so. A bit of vino, good company, good food, good cheer - it can't help but make us all happy.

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Re: Popular Drink May Delay Aging!

Postby Mark Lipton » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:17 pm

I found this to be very interesting .


This isn't totally new. An article appeared in Nature two years ago that showed the role of resveratrol in stimulating some enzymes (sirtuins) that had previously been implicated in the well-known effect of calorie-restricted diets on longevity. In fact, the researcher who published that Nature article and a former postdoc of his have both formed startup biotech companies looking for ways to create a "fountain of youth" drug. Article citations available on request.

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Re: Popular Drink May Delay Aging!

Postby Isaac » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:41 pm

Of course not, but people who don't drink wine might take the pill.
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Re: Popular Drink May Delay Aging!

Postby Mark Lipton » Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:54 pm

John D. Zuccarino wrote:Hello Mark,

I remember that article and thought of this question. Would people who drink wine for their health stop and take a pill and forgo their wine ?


There are also other beneficial phytochemicals in wine, most notably the isoflavonoids. In addition, alcohol consumption has been linked to decreased incidence of heart disease, so Paul of Tarsus had it right all along :wink:

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