Friday, December 21, 2007

Red Wine & Type 2 Diabetes

I found this interesting article on the compound resveratrol that is found in red wine reduces may assist in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. This was especially interesting to me since type 2 diabetes runs in my family.

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound in red wine, may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the study, the scientists found that mice, when given resveratrol, had optimized insulin production and were better able to metabolize glucose. The study's authors believe that the findings could lead to a resveratrol-driven treatment of diabetes, which currently affects more than 170 million people worldwide.

That's good news for me. It's a glass of red wine every evening!

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