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Anti-inflammatory Mechanism May Explain

‘French Paradox’

New research outlines biological pathways that activate anti-inflammatory effect, which may provide the mechanism for resveratrol’s suggested cardiac benefits. According

to researchers from Germany’s Johannes Gutenberg-University Medical Center, resveratrol may inhibit the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases. Resveratrol is a natural plant polyphenol present and extracted from Red Wine and can be derived from other sources, i.e., Grapes (Grapeseed and Grape Skin), Berries, Pomegranate, Japanese knotweed, etc. The compound has been linked with a host of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic inflammatory conditions. Indeed, the powerful polyphenol has been greatly associated with the so-called French Paradox. French diets include more than thirty percent more fat than the diets of Americans, but French people suffer forty percent fewer heart attacks, and this is said to be due to their consumption of Red Wine. Although studies suggest that resveratrol may protect against cardiovascular diseases, little is known about the precise mechanisms behind the benefits. Using a combination of human cell samples and healthy and genetically engineered animal models, this study identified the biological pathways that may account for resveratrol’s ability to reduce heart disease - showing that Grape’s resveratrol inhibits formation of inflammatory factors linked to heart disease progression. Resveratrol binds to the regulator protein, KSRP, and activates it, reducing the stability of messenger codes connected with a number of inflammatory mediators and blocks their synthesis. The researchers now know more precisely how resveratrol restrains formation of the inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, which is an important discovery, in view of the fact that even more recent research has shown cardiovascular diseases to be significantly promoted by inflammatory processes in the body. Since cardiovascular disorders frequently occur in connection with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, the scientists further suggest that resveratrol has major therapeutic potential - particularly when it comes to inflammatory diseases that can lead to serious cardiovascular system damage.

Source: NutraIngredients

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Resveratrol’s Anti-inflammatory Mechanism May Explain

‘French Paradox’

Read earlier research about Red Wine's resveratrol:

Resveratrol Shows Potential For Blood Sugar Control

In Humans

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