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Red wine protects against stroke in mice

A glass of red wine a day could keep the stroke away -- at least in mice, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Neurology.

Researchers at the John Hopkins Medical Institute induced stroke in mice by cutting off blood supply, and found that those fed a modest dose of resveratrol -- a compound found in the skin and seeds of grapes -- two hours beforehand suffered significantly less brain damage than mice not given the compound.

"Resveratrol itself may not be shielding brain cells from free radical damage directly but instead, resveratrol, and its metabolites, may be prompting the cells to defend themselves," study leader Sylvain Doré said in a press release from Johns Hopkins.

Comments
July 13, 2010 at 5:32 am
(1) Stroke says:

thx for your sharing~~i will come back soon~~

June 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm
(2) Bobby says:

Well I personally like to enjoy a glass of red wine occasionally. This is good to know. Not only can a glass of red wine help the heart but it can help prevent stroke. I work in the medical field and I have seen the struggles and hardship strokes can bring. I have found that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can truly help someone with any kind of neurological injury or disease. I have made a strong effort to help people understand and receive the information regarding hyperbaric therapy. We have a created a free website listing hyperbaric clinics and facilities nationwide. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy truly can help to bring life back to a normal state. Our site is http://www.hyperbaricnation.org I hope this can help whoever reads this post.

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