Health Benefits of Red Wine Include Attacking Brain Plaque

Love to Eat| The health benefits of red wine got another boost this week, as America’s First Lady kicked off a new anti-obesity campaign. French researchers believe that red wine might just be a friend in combating obesity. Their study shows that lemurs gained less weight during their seasonal fattening period, when they consumed resveratrol supplements. 

The small study of six lemurs determined a 20-percent increase in their resting metabolic rate and a 13-percent decline in appetite. via LiveScience

Two More Health Benefits of Red Wine

The same ingredient resveratrol — found not only in red wine, but also grapes, blueberries and peanuts — stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in human eyes. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 50. via Science Daily

In the week’s resveratrol health-benefits trifecta, the compound has the ability to neutralize the toxic effects of proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Previous articles at AOC have referred to pre-Alzheimer proteins as plaques. via Science Daily