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Resveratrol: A crossroad of enology and biomedicine

Vesselka Nikolova


Interest in the potential health benefits of resveratrol, a constituent of red wine, has increased significantly in the past decade. Extensive research has been done on it in attempt to reveal its clinical potential both in terms of disease prevention and treatment. Since initially resveratrol has been regarded as an explanation for the French paradox, attention of health professionals and journalists has been drawn to it. Called "promising molecule", "star molecule" or "wonder drug", resveratrol has been reposed hope as a cardioprotective, neuroprotective, anticancer, antiinflammatory, and antiaging molecule. Here we present state-of-theresveratrol elucidating its role in promotion of health and prevention of disease.

Biomedical Reviews 2007; 18: 89-101.

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Vesselka Nikolova
Medical University of Varna

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