Drinking red wine “like going to the gym”.

Posted: December 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Huffington Post on Friday reported on a new study out of The University of Alberta that shows that drinking a glass of red wine may have the same effect on the body as an hour at the gym.
A component in the wine, resveratrol, was seen to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength similar to the affect exercise has on the body.Principal investigator Jason Dyck says, “I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”

“It is very satisfying to progress from basic research in a lab to testing in people, in a short period of time,” Dyck said.

Right, we’re off to pour our third hour’s gym work for the day right now.

  1. underwriiter505 says:

    I always used to like the taste of (dry) red wine, but I have never liked the effects (grogginess, feeing off balance), and now that my lifelong balance issues have started to intrude into daily life, I feel even less enthusiastic. Does anything else contain resveratrol, did they mention? Or do they perhaps think it can be isolated?


  2. Bill Hayes says:

    Great News. I get oodles of exercise in my work, and coupled with a glass or two I should be good for another couple years. What I don’t understand is why they don’t make wine bottles bigger so there’s enough for two in them. have a great Christmas!


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