Millions of people suffering from adult diabetes could be treated with a drug based on red wine . The healthy ingredients that are part of the wine may be so powerful that they could help to prevent other diseases that are linked with old age.
European culture and diet often dictates that a couple of glasses of red wine can have effective restorative affects. However, a new class of drugs that mimic the effect of a low-calorie diet, and are based on wine, will be tested on patients Europe and America next year.
The chemical within red wine is resveratrol, and it is found in both wine and grapes. The French, who are thought to drink more red wine than other nations, are exhibitors of something called the ‘French Paradox.’ This means that as a natio, the French suffer lower incidence of coronary heart disease, although they eat diets high in saturated fats.
The study is to be conducted using compounds 1,000 times more potent than resveratrol by a team at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge and Harvard Medical School, according to a report published in Nature.

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