Issue Date: February 6, 2012
How Resveratrol Works
Chalk up the red wine compound resveratrol’s presumed health benefits to a direct blockade of phosphodiesterase enzymes, reports a multi-institution team (Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.01.017). The researchers, led by NIH biologist Jay H. Chung, say their study clarifies confusing evidence about the biochemistry of resveratrol.
The study’s results point to new avenues of preventing age-associated metabolic diseases in people, says University of Wisconsin, Madison, calorie restriction researcher Richard . . .
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