Sunday, January 25, 2009

Every "drunk" has his day!

We have all heard of research articles that keeps popping up every now and then about how wine is good for your heart. 60 Minutes ran a story about a substance found in red wine called resveratrol that could prevent a number of age related illnesses. In the CBS article, "Fountain Of Youth In A Wine Rx?", Dr. Christoph Westphal of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals Inc states that it maybe possible to slow down the genes that control the aging process. From my personal experience, I can agree with him in that it at least seems to slow things down when you are drunk! ;-) I have learned to take these "research articles" with a grain of salt since a lot of these "research" tends to be funded by parties with a vested interest. However, having one more reason for having a drink is all always good news!

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