red wine

10/11/2013 - 13:34

A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. This research, which studied melanoma cells, follows a previous MU study that found similar results in the treatment of prostate cancer. The next step is for researchers to develop a successful method to deliver the compound to tumor sites and potentially treat many types of cancers.


10/25/2012 - 14:01

Resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine thought to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce risk of heart disease and increase longevity, does not appear to offer these benefits in healthy women, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates.

05/01/2012 - 11:00

Scientists now demonstrate that a protein called Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is essential for the beneficial effects of resveratrol, a red wine ingredient. This important finding gives a new twist to a recent report from another group that suggested only an indirect relationship between resveratrol and SIRT1.