Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Resveratrol might help with diabetes and obesity

Resveratrol could counter metabolic diseases, animal study NutraIngredients 12/15/06 "The resveratrol was seen to activate a protein in the Sirtuin family, which in turn stimulated the activity of another protein involved in mitochondrial function. Thus, by enhancing energy expenditure, the researchers surmised that resveratrol led to a reduction in weight gain. ...What is more, since the study found a link between sirtuins and energy expenditure, the researchers say there is a possibility that they may prove useful in the prevention or treatment of metabolic disorders – in particular certain pathologies related to mitochondrial dysfunction, as is often the case with obesity, type 2 diabetes and other ageing-related disorders. "

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