Disappointing news for drinkers of red wine

September 23rd, 2011

The discovery that sirtuins proteins acted as an agent in slowing down the aging process was exciting, but the further news that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, might activate these proteins had many people elated. Unfortunately, a recent study showed that these original findings about sirtuins were clouded by oversights in other areas of the genes that could also have affected the results. While sirtuins are still considered an important part in aging research, resveratrol and red wine have a much lower chance of reversing the aging process.


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