Scientists have always wondered how the French lived so long despite a diet loaded with saturated fats. “The key to the “French paradox” may be found in red wine. A natural compound found in red wine may protect the heart against the effects of the aging process, researchers said on Tuesday.
Like calorie restriction, the compound called resveratrol, blocked the decline in heart function typically associated with aging, according to Tomas Prolla, a University of Wisconsin professor of genetics who helped lead the study.
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