Red Wine Chemical Could Let You Live to 150


A number of studies have pointed out the health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found naturally in red wine and other foods like berries and peanuts. Now scientists are testing synthetic forms of resveratrol on patients with an eye toward extending life.

Like calorie restriction and exercise — but without weight loss — resveratrol speeds up a target enzyme called SIRT1, which has the potential to prevent disease and slow aging. The latest findings were recently reported in the journal Science.

“Some of us could live to 150,” Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair told the Daily Mail. “But we won’t get there without more research.”

The drugs that were tested are 100 times stronger than what you’d find in a glass of wine. They could be oral or topical and may be available within five years.

via the Daily Mail

My source: Discovery News