Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:41 PM
n2doc (43,386 posts)
Resveratrol (red wine and grapes) Shows Promise to Protect Hearing, Cognition
Feb. 20, 2013 — Resveratrol, a substance found in red grapes and red wine, may have the potential to protect against hearing and cognitive decline, according to a published laboratory study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
The study shows that healthy rats are less likely to suffer the long-term effects of noise-induced hearing loss when given resveratrol before being exposed to loud noise for a long period of time.
"Our latest study focuses on resveratrol and its effect on bioinflammation, the body's response to injury and something that is believed to be the cause of many health problems including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, aging and hearing loss," says study lead author Michael D. Seidman, director of the Division of Otologic/Neurotologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital.
"Resveratrol is a very powerful chemical that seems to protect against the body's inflammatory process as it relates to aging, cognition and hearing loss."
The study is published online this week ahead of print in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:58 PM
madashelltoo (1,194 posts)
2. I've been taking it for about a year now.
My doctor recommended it for me. I don't feel any older and I have no new aches or pains. A glass of red wine everyday supposedly has the same effect. I don't drink everyday and opted for the pill. It's cool. Not too expensive.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:54 PM
RagAss (13,829 posts)
5. Amen ! No truer words....
all the daily wine guzzlers in my Italian-American family saw their late 80's or early 90's...all the tea toddlers were luck to see their early 70's.