Resveratrol Found In Red Wine Could Help Humans Live Until They Are 150

It seems as though there is a new health benefit associated with red wine every week, the majority of which is more specifically associated with resveratrol (a compound found in red wine). Now it appears to be the ultimate health promoter with the ability to prolong human life to the grand old age of 150!

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline have been developing synthetic versions of resveratrol  to create a medicine designed to combat ageing and increase our lifespans. Not only this, but it is believed that the finished product will become available in just five years time!

The medicine works by boosting the ability of protein SIRT1, an enzyme which is naturally switched on by calorie restriction and exercise. The drug has been tested on patients suffering from cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease and so far it appears that the drug can effectively target and speed up the enzyme. The drug is said to be viable for preventing some of the most common diseases known to man (cancer, heart disease, alzheimer’s, arthritis etc) which in turn helps to keep humans healthy for longer and increases lifespan up to a predicted 150 years.

The drug mimics the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, but it has no impact on weight so it is not viable for the treatment of obesity.

It is thought that the first person to live to 150 has already been born. Would you want to live that long?

Story published by Mail Online on 10/03/13. Research and development of resveratrol mimicking medicine carried out by GlaxoSmithKline.

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