There have been so many claims about red wine over the years.
Usually, it involves the compound resveratrol.
It is a compound that was thought to be able to actually greatly slow down the aging process, though to get that benefit from red wine, you'd need to drink about a thousand gallons a day.
Scientists are now claiming that resveratrol could actually help old adults retain their mobility and prevent falls.
The researchers, who tested these effects on lab mice, said:
"As these animal age, they lose some of their motor coordination. Very similar as to humans do as they age. And when we gave them out the resveratrol, the older mouse has less loss of motor coordination. We just used blueberries in our study and actually when they eat the whole fruit it’s actually more effective than the resveratrol alone and you don’t need as much.
We already know resveratrol helps reduce inflammation of the body. It helps lower cholesterol and there have been some studies that show it reduces the risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer."
Hmm, maybe they're really onto something. It's even in blueberries too so that's good news for non-drinkers and kids!
But again, we've been hearing this same song forever.
How long until you give us a pill that can fix everything!?
C'mon, science, get on it!
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