Good news for people who loves to drink red wine. Resveratrol, an active ingredient in red wine is confirmed to increase life expectancy. It can protect people from heart diseases and diabetes.
Researchers from Maastritch Univerity discovered that Resveratrol can decrease blood pressure and can lower blood levels.
A team from Netherlands studied the ‘wonder’ ingredient analyzed the biological effects of resveratrol in a group of 11 obese men.
When a person is obese, it can result to heart problems and Type 2 Diabetes.
After 30 days of taking 150 mg of purified Resveratrol a day, the men experienced lower blood sugar levels and reduced blood pressure.
Dr. Patrick Schrauwe, the lead researcher said, “We saw a lot of small effects but consistently pointing out in a good direction of improved metabolic health.
They also measured some effects like energy expenditure, fat storage, blood sugar, gene activity and blood pressure.
The top most fascinating findings are the drop in metabolic rate while sleeping and five millimeters of mercury reduction in maximum blood pressure. No side effects were found.
The researchers said that resveratrol has promising beneficial metabolic effects and that the antioxidant has the potential to improve metabolic health in subjects at risk on metabolic syndrome.
When a person cuts her calorie intake to 50 percent, it is known to reduce the risk of age related diseases such as diabetes and cancer and promote longer life span.
The team hopes that after knowing this information, there will be more studies about Resveratrol that can be helpful in Type 2 Diabetes.
Dr. Schrauwe added, “This is a very positive news. Now we have shown for the first time that resveratrol works in humans. We need further studies, but I would advise people to use Resveratrol.”
He also said that Resveratrol can be found in small quantities on red wine around one milligram per glass, and two gallons of wine a day would be the equivalent of a concentrated dosage as used in the study.
Sources are from The Journal Cell Metabolism.