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The New York Times reports that new studies suggest that red wine – and more specifically, the compound resveratrol that is an ingredient in many red wines - “may be much more potent than was thought in extending human lifespan.”

According to the Times, “Some scientists are already taking resveratrol in capsule form, but others believe it is far too early to take the drug, especially using wine as its source, until there is better data on its safety and effectiveness … Serious scientists have long derided the idea of life-extending elixirs, but the door has now been opened to drugs that exploit an ancient biological survival mechanism, that of switching the body’s resources from fertility to tissue maintenance. The improved tissue maintenance seems to extend life by cutting down on the degenerative diseases of aging.”

KC's View:
No bad news here.

I thought red wine was just good for my heart, good for my mood, and, when poured in a tin cup chalice, made me think about Paris, made me want to jump on a plane…

But now, to find out it might help me maintain my youthful demeanor…?

Yippee!