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resveratrol(rĕz-vîr′ĭ-trôl′, -trŏl′, -trōl′)
A polyphenolic compound, C14H12O3, that is found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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resveratrolNutrition A phytochemical in grapes which may be partly responsible for the health benefit attributed to red wine. See Red wine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
resveratrolA molecule present in plants that has been shown to activate SIRTUINS in animals in a manner similar to the effect of calories restriction. Resveratrol enhances vitality and extends life span in worms, fruit flies and some fish. It also diminishes the malign effects of a high-calorie, high-fat diet in mice, protects against insulin resistance and diabetes, and improves cognition.
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