Resveratrol, the plant compound found in red wine and reputed to have anti-aging effects, including protection against cancer and diabetes , has just had a "told-you-so" moment.
Researchers have found new evidence showing that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, may play a role in preventing cell aging.
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The study in rodents found that when mice had a particular gene (SIRT1) knocked out, or turned off, resveratrol had no effect on them. But tests of muscle tissue in mice with a normal SIRT1 gene that were given resveratrol found that the substance boosted mitochondrial function.