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Three test mice

 

This was in most news outlets on the web in early November. The description below is from the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com). The exact link is http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116239800769710272.html?mod=mostpop. However, you will need a subscription to view it.

In a Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Aging study, “three 15-month-old mice from the study were fed, from left to right, a standard diet, a high-calorie diet and a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol. Although it still got fat, the mouse on the right had a 31% lower chance of dying as it aged than the control mouse next to it.”

Before you run out and buy some red wine (which contains resveratrol), note that the article also said: “A person would need to drink more than 300 glasses of wine a day to get the amount of resveratrol the mice got.”