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February 5, 2007

Source: Daily Mail

Drinking red wine could help slow down the ageing process, new research suggests. Scientists have found melatonin, a substance found in grape skins as well a whole range of other foods, can protect cells from age-related damage. Melatonin is a naturally-occuring hormone found naturally in a whole host of foods ranging from onions to red wine.

November 1, 2006

Source: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-413978/Drinking-wine-help-live-longer.html

A substance in wine could prove to be an elixir of youth that holds back many of the effects of ageing, new research suggests.

Obese mice on high-calorie diets lived longer and had healthier hearts and livers when given the compound, resveratrol.

The molecule reversed gene activity patterns associated with diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions.

Dr David Sinclair, one of the US researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, said: “The ‘healthspan’ benefits we saw in the obese mice treated with resveratrol, such as increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels, healthier heart and liver tissues, are positive clinical indicators and may mean we can stave off in humans age-related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, but only time and more research will tell.”

January 29, 2004

Source: decanter.com

A South African company has created a world first with a range of organic fruit flavoured ‘vine-therapy’ ice creams. The Renewal Centre is offering a scoop of ‘Chardonnay Grape with Fig & Honey – Reserve 2004’ or ‘Blackberry & Cherry Pinotage Limited Edition 2004’ ice cream.

Made in collaboration with ice cream emporium Sinnfull, this new range of desserts is said not only to be delicious but also boasts the beneficial health effects associated with high levels of grape seed polyphenols – potent anti-oxidants – believed to be effective in combating both the internal and external aging effects of free radicals in the body that contribute to wrinkles, arthritis, and vision and memory loss.

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