Dark wine and chocolate have something in common, a chemical called resveratrol. Many advantages attributed to the two are claimed to have a link to this compound.
By the way, resveratrol is an antioxidant, and it is known to have a positive interaction with estrogen receptors.
Wine is unique because it is the best source of this chemical since plants like grapes contain it, as well as raw cocoa, mulberries, bilberries, and so forth.
In a recent study, scientists have discovered that chemicals just like resveratrol can help prevent aging. They do this by rejuvenating old cells and making them look like new.
The study was published in BMC Cell Biology, a scientific research journal, and it was done at the University of Exeter under the leadership of Lorna Harries.
Certain Protein Types Get Less Active With Age
These proteins are called splicing factors, and their interactions with chemicals such as resveratrol cause their activation. As a result the cells ended up looking younger, and they ended up dividing again.
According to Dr. Lotorre, "When I saw some of the cells in the culture dish rejuvenating I couldn't believe it. These old cells were looking like young cells. It was like magic. I repeated the experiment several times and in each case, the cells rejuvenated. I am very excited by the implications and potential for this research."
Information About Our Genes Is Found In The DNA
Every cell in our bodies has the same genes. However, not all genes are active in every cell. That is what makes cells different.
Therefore, the cells in the eye are different from those in the heart due to the differences in the genes activated in either of these cells.
Genes make messages known as RNA, which have information about what the genes come up with. That is how splicing occurs.
According to Professor Harries, the focus is now on discovering how changes in splicing factor levels result in cell rescue.
The Findings Of This Research Are Very Important
Yes, and this is especially so for the aging who need solutions to their many age-related health problems. With studies such as this, science can find ways to restore their health.
According to research published previously at the University of Seville in Spain, resveratrol has been previously investigated for its potential to help treat cancer.
For everyone else, my self included, this groundbreaking discovery means that you can finally let go of the guilt of unhealthy eating and enjoy your dark chocolate and dark wine. You will enjoy the cell rejuvenating and age-defying benefits they possess by doing so.