Can drinking wine really promote longevity?

Published: August, 2014

Recent evidence shows the antioxidant resveratrol in wine does not offer a health boost.

Resveratrol has been touted as a longevity promoter—a natural way to slow aging and fight cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. But most studies have been conducted on animals and microbes. Now new evidence in humans shows that dietary resveratrol does nothing for health. So is it time to stop paying attention to resveratrol? What if you're among the many Americans who shell out more than $30 million a year on resveratrol supplements?

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