Washington: Here’s another reason why red wine could be good for you – it contains an ingredient that has the potential to prevent some blinding diseases, according to a new study.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that Resveratrol — found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants — could prevent and control angeogenesis (formation of damaging blood vessels) in mouse retina.“A great deal of research has identified resveratrol as an anti-aging compound, and given our interest in age-related eye disease, we wanted to find out whether there was a link,” says Washington University retina specialist Rajendra S Apte, the study’s senior investigator.
Apte says that the compound may well be one day actively used to prevent cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, too.The findings are reported in the July issue of the American Journal of Pathology. ANI
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