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    Big Fat Doses of Red Wine Extract Help Obese Mice Stay Happy, Healthy and Live Longer


    Nov.1, 2006— WASHINGTON (AP) — Huge amounts of a red wine extract seemed to help obese mice eat a high-fat diet and still live a long and healthy life, suggests a new study that some experts are calling "landmark" research.

    The big question is, can it work the same magic in humans?

    Scientists say it's far too early to start swilling barrels of red wine. But some are calling the latest research promising and even "spectacular."

    The study by the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Aging shows that heavy doses of red wine extract lowers the rate of diabetes, liver problems and other fat-related ill effects in obese mice.

    Fat-related deaths dropped 31 percent for obese mice on the supplement, compared to untreated obese mice, and the treated mice also lived long after they should have, the study said.

    Astoundingly, the organs of the fat mice that got the wine extract looked normal when they shouldn't have, said study lead author Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School. And Sinclair said other preliminary work still being done in the lab shows the wine ingredient has promise in lengthening the life span of normal-sized mice, too.

    Sinclair has a financial stake in the research. He is co-founder of a pharmaceutical firm, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., which is testing the safety of using the extract on humans for treatment of diabetes.

    For years, red wine has been linked to numerous health benefits. But the new study, published online in the journal Nature on Thursday, shows that mammals given ultrahigh doses of the red wine extract resveratrol can get the good effects of cutting calories without having the pain of actually doing it.

    "If we're right about this, it would mean you could have the benefit of restricting calories without having to feel hungry," Sinclair said. "It's the Holy Grail of aging research."

    Resveratrol, produced when plants are under stress, are found in the skin of grapes and in other plants, including peanuts and some berries.


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    A Second Pour of Good News About Substance in Red Wine


    Friday, November 17, 2006; Page A03



    A component of red wine recently shown to help lab mice live longer also protects animals from obesity and diabetes and boosts their physical endurance, researchers reported yesterday.

    The new research helps confirm and extend the possible benefits of the substance, resveratrol, and offers new insight into how it works -- apparently by revving up the metabolism to make muscles burn more energy and work more efficiently. Mice fed large doses could run twice as far as they would normally.

    In addition, the scientists for the first time produced evidence linking the biological pathway activated by the substance to human physiology, showing that the same genetic switch resveratrol mimics seems to naturally endow some people with faster metabolisms.

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    Wow, this IS exciting. I don't drink wine, but I'm starting to think about drinking red wine with dinner
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    So should I drink wine before or after workouts.
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    My dad has been drinking 1 glass of red wine with dinner everynight for at least 50 years. He is going to be 70 next month and very healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by van damn
    So should I drink wine before or after workouts.
    If it will improve health....maybe we should just drink it by the cases!!! LOL

    Anybody remember the old song....
    Im gonna hire a wino to decorate our home
    so youll feel more at ease and you wont need to roam
    Ill take out the dining room table and put a bar along that wall
    .........the bathroom/bedroom down the hall


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    This is excellent news for this wino , I've even converted hubby over from beer .

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyed_daisy
    If it will improve health....maybe we should just drink it by the cases!!! LOL

    Anybody remember the old song....
    Im gonna hire a wino to decorate our home
    so youll feel more at ease and you wont need to roam
    Ill take out the dining room table and put a bar along that wall
    .........the bathroom/bedroom down the hall


    I think I was all of 13 LOL......
    I'd drink any thing to get better.lol
    I love that song,I use to live on top a bar.I was always broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf
    Big Fat Doses of Red Wine Extract Help Obese Mice Stay Happy, Healthy and Live Longer


    Nov.1, 2006— WASHINGTON (AP) — Huge amounts of a red wine extract seemed to help obese mice eat a high-fat diet and still live a long and healthy life, suggests a new study that some experts are calling "landmark" research. More
    Red wine is good but huge amounts with red wine could easily be replaced with less huge amounts with hard liquor like whiskey these days to break down the fat in all those Christmas dinners. Less toilet visits I mean, another “landmark” research study by me.

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    I'm still a whiskey drinker, Leif...wine's not much to my liking, health-benefit or not...I might choke down a glass at suppertime, but when it's time to drink, give me whiskey anyday
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