Scientists Find Clues to Aging in a Red Wine Ingredient’s Role in Activating a Protein

From the New York Times By NICHOLAS WADE

A new insight into the reason for aging has been gained by scientists trying to understand how resveratrol, a minor ingredient of red wine, improves the health and lifespan of laboratory mice. They believe that the integrity of chromosomes is compromised as people age, and that resveratrol works by activating a protein known as sirtuin that restores the chromosomes to health. Continue reading