Archive for February, 2009

Red Wine Pill to Lose Weight and Control Cholesterol

February 2nd, 2009

red wine pillIn the search for more answers to fight cholesterol and obesity, scientists are turning to red wine and the wonders that it can do to the human body. A new drug being studied contains the components found in red wine may help people control weight even if on a bad high fat diet.

The GlaxoSmithKline experimental drug SRT1720 was tested on mice and was found to be 1000 times more effective than resveratrol. The drug helped the mice burn extra energy and control the levels of their insulin and glucose.

Resveratrol is a component found in grapes and red wine which provides a lot of health benefits including prevention of cardiac disease.

A previous study about resveratrol proved that it is very helpful in lowering the insulin and glucose level of diabetic patients. Among red wine drinking populations, the incidence of cancer and heart problems is significantly lower.

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Cholesterol, Weight Loss