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    Resveratrol may protect against obesity-induced cardiovascular disease


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    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:11 am Email this article
    Resveratrol, the health-promoting chemical found in the skins of red grapes and in red wine, "may improve obesity-induced cardiovascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis" according to a new study from researchers at the Korea Food Research Institute. Lowers effects of Tumor necrosis factor-alpha

    Resveratrol reduces the effects of a chemical called Tumor necrosis factor-alpha which is chronically elevated in people who are obese which are associated with cardiovascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis.

    REFERENCE

    Ahn J, Lee H, Kim S, Ha T. Resveratrol inhibits tnf-alpha-induced changes of adipokines in 3t3-l1 adipocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Oct 26.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Food Function Research Group
    Korea Food Research Institute
    516, Baekhyun-dong, Bundang-gu
    Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-746
    Republic of Korea

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