“To create something fantastic, first understand reality” Walt Disney
I’m sure you all have heard about the benefits of resveratrol in red grapes. Given the importance of this, we are part of a research project consisting in obtaining wine with the highest content of resveratrol in the world. Recently two articles were published: The reservatrol present in wine kills up to 97% of tumor cells in prostate cancer. Scientists from the University of Missouri have discovered that resveratrol, a grape compound of red wine, could be the key to eradicate prostate cancer, easing the treatment with radiation and increasing the chances of full recovery of different tumors including the most aggressive.
In this study resveratrol was introduced in tumor cells discovering that up to 97% of these died. In previous studies scientists discovered that resveratrol causes the tumor cells to be more sensitive to chemotherapy and with this research they wanted to discover if it has the same effect in radiotherapy. “After treatment with resveratrol and radiation we realized that we were able to kill many more tumor cells compared to using radiotherapy exclusively”, said Michael Nicholl researcher of the study. Journal of Cancer Andrology & Science Red wine preventive against cancer The finding has shown that the use of resveratrol, a compound present in red wine, can reduce the rate of tumors of the intestine preventing cancer by half. Professor Karen Brown, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and author of the study said “after having proved in our laboratory that it can reduce the development of tumors, now we have to focus on the identification of mechanisms to find out how resveratrol works in human cells”. This study and other science evidence have been presented at the International Conference Resveratrol 2012, where the most recent advances in the research of resveratrol were exposed. So, if you want to live longer and happier drink red wine in moderation.