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Resveratrol safe in doses up to 5,000 mg per day
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:39 pm Email this article
A single dose of resveratrol up to 5,000 mg, a compound found in grapes and red wine that has anti-obesity properties, did not cause any serious side effects when given to humans noted Pamela Fischer-Posovszky, PhD, a researchers at Ulm University's Diabetes and Obesity Unit located in Ulm, Germany who presented findings of a her new study at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, USA on June 17th, 2008.
However, she also noted that another study "theorized that resveratrol may stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells, possibly because resveratrol's chemical structure is similar to a phytoestrogen, an estrogen-like substance found in some plants."
Fischer-Posovszky P. Red wine’s resveratrol may help battle obesity. Presented at The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 2008 Jun 17, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-06/tes-rwr061408.php.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Pamela Fischer-Posovszky, PhD
Diabetes and Obesity Unit
University of Ulm
Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075
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