The efficacy of antioxidants in red wine is known to prevent cancer and frozen blood clots. Now scientists say that red wine also has other health benefits, namely fighting inflammation.
This new study shows that red wine prevents the two main proteins in the body to avoid inflammation, the primary cause of chronic diseases.
Red wine contains a potent antioxidant, resveratrol, which is known to prevent frozen blood clots and fight cancer.
The scientists studied the effect of resveratrol on two groups of rats that were affected by strong inflammation. Without treatment with resveratrol, these mice develop a severe reaction similar to sepsis in humans, which can cause malfunction of organs and death. Rats given resveratrol are protected from inflammation. Sepsis is an infectious/inflammatory disease in the entire body where the immune system becomes faster in response to infection.
Dr. Alirio Melendez, one of the scientists of the University of Glasgow, said “Acute, acute illnesses such as sepsis are very difficult to cure and many die every day due to lack of treatment. Besides, many of those who survived sepsis had a very low quality of life because inflammation caused some damage to the organs in the body. The main aim of our study is to recognize new therapies that have the potential to help treat strong acute inflammatory diseases. ”
When the researchers examined mice, they discovered how resveratrol inhibits inflammation. Plant chemicals provide two strengths, preventing the formation of two enzymes known to trigger inflammatory responses, namely sphingosine kinase, and phospholipase D.
These findings are reported in the FASEB Journal, which was published by the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Utilizing the power of resveratrol can provide new treatments for inflammatory diseases or make progress for more effective medicines, say, scientists. Resveratrol is naturally obtained from grape skin, and resveratrol determines various levels of wine. Resveratrol is far more abundant in red wine than white wine.
Last year an Australian doctor, Phillip Norrie, claimed to have created “the healthiest wine in the world” by producing red wine containing a quantity of resveratrol 100 times the normal amount.
Dr. Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of the FASEB Journal, said “The potential for treating red wine has been held for hundreds of years, and now scientists have uncovered their secrets, in this study they found how the efficacy of resveratrol can provide new treatments for inflammation that endangers lives. “