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Resveratrol Improves Arteries

resveratrol benefits

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  • A new study shows resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in dark-colored berries, the skin of red grapes, red wine and dark chocolate, may improve blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes
  • Resveratrol activates the gene SIRT1, a protein that appears to delay aging and the development of several diseases
  • Scientists dosed 57 patients with type 2 diabetes with either resveratrol or a placebo, resulting in improved aortal stiffness in the first group, but an increase in aortic stiffness in the placebo group at the end of the study
  • Resveratrol has neuroprotective effects that can lower your Alzheimer’s and dementia risks and may also protect against obesity, optimize cholesterol and decrease inflammation

By Dr. Mercola

New evidence confirms that the antioxidant compound resveratrol, found in raspberries, mulberries and other dark berries, pomegranates, red wine, dark chocolate and the skin of red grapes, may improve blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes.


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