“The report confirms previous results suggesting the compound [resveratrol], found naturally in foods like grapes and nuts, may mimic, in mice, some of the effects of dietary or calorie restriction, the most effective and reproducible way found to date to alleviate age-associated disease in mammals.
The findings may increase interest in resveratrol as a possible intervention for age-related declines.”
Ø For rats on resveratrol, the results:
Ø Significant reduction of total cholesterol
Ø Ttriglyceride levels had only a slight, non-significant trend toward a decrease.
Ø The aortas of 18-month-old obese and non-obese mice treated with resveratrol functioned significantly better than untreated mice.
Ø Resveratrol also moderated inflammation in the heart.