Wine fights diseases of ageing


RESEARCH has revealed that a potent antioxidant in red wine dramatically slows ageing in organisms as diverse as yeast, fruit flies, fish and mice. And primates too! David Sinclair, who leads a research team investigating the ageing process at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA told an international genome conference in Victoria, Australia that antioxidant resveratrol protects against virtually all the major diseases of ageing in two ways – Resveratrol, which is found in plants, can prevent damage to DNA and proteins as organisms age.

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