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Red wine's resveratrol could be beneficial after all

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine that is often touted for its anti-aging benefits, is chemically active in cells, which has been doubted, according to new research.Despite earlier research on resveratrol's activity in the human body that cast doubt on its potential to benefit people's health, the new findings show the compound can be converted in the body into its active form, which cells can use.That conclusion, published Oct. 2 in the journal Science Translational Medicine , bolsters the notion that the compound could have health benefits. [ 4 Foods That Are Good Sources of Resveratrol ]Red wine compoundResveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes, dark chocolate and other foods, and many believe it has potential health benefits. Some research has found that the compound can activate a chemical pathway in cells linked to slower aging, and other studies have tied it to cardiovascular benefits and anti-cancer effects.However, studies of the compound in people and animals hav...

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