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Compound found in red wine may help lose weight


A recently conducted study has revealed that regular intake of red wine helps deal with obesity. According to, a compound known as Resveratrol found in red wine helps cut down the calorie intake and therefore counteract obesity. The study was conducted by a group of researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.

Previous studies have established that Resveratrol obtained from plants possesses life-extending power as also the prime agent to fight pathogens. Its antioxidant properties also help protect the body against cell damage.

As reported by, the research study was carried out on six grey lemur mice. They were fed a small dose of resveratrol rich diet supplements on regular basis for a defined period of time during the winter season when they naturally gain weight.  After four weeks, it was found that the lemurs who had initially put on 1.2 grams of weight had started to lose 0.5 grams of weight with each passing day.

“The overall goal would be to develop some dietary supplementation or nutrient strategies that could interfere and decrease body mass gain and obesity,” Fabienne Aujard, lead researcher of the study.

Celebrities who have battled weight issues include Oprah WinfreyKirstie Alley, Sara Rue and Sharon Osbourne.


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