Diabetes Research: Red Wine's Resveratrol May Help To Prevent Diabetes

Prevent Diabetes Resveratrol Red Wine
Recent research conducted by a team of scientist from the University of Texas, United States, showed a compound in red wine can help to prevent type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), or adult-onset diabetes). The new study shows, Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, may counter type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

The study was conducted in mice by injecting resveratrol from red wine on its brain. The result is blood sugar levels decreased significantly. But the effect only occurs when red wine is injected directly into the mice's brain.

"Compounds in red wine is resveratrol found to work very effectively when injected in to the brain," said Roberto Coppari, assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Coppari added that if the compound developed further then it could become into drugs that can be directly working on the brain. The researchers very interested in the resveratrol compound, found in red wine, pomegranates and some other foods that can extend the life of mice in the study, although those mice were given a high-fat foods during the research.

This Coppari research, focusing to see the effect of resveratrol on diabetic. After five weeks given resveratrol injections, insulin levels in mice to be normal. The researchers estimate that it could be happened because the activation of sirtuin brain cells.

Coppari also reveals why drinking red wine has no effect on insulin levels. That is because the levels of resveratrol in red wine are very few and there are barriers as the blood flows to the brain. So resveratrol should be directly injected into the brain.

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