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...Easier Than Fasting, or 667 Bottles of Wine

Resveratrol's Effects On Sirtuins May Be Mimicked by COPD Drug

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, February 6, 2012

Resveratrol, a compound found in minuscule doses in foods including red wine and chocolate, is as close to ambrosia – the food of the ancient Greek Gods that gave them eternal youth – as anyone has come. It activates sirtuins and mimics the effects of caloric restriction, which is the only known way to reliably increase lifespan.

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