Red Wine’s Resveratrol Helps Bees Live Longer (by Jacob Gaffney)

Posted: November 22, 2012 by wynmaker in Oenology, Research, Wine, World wine news
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Bees? Yes. Scientists say honey bees have important similarities to humans; fed a diet including resveratrol, bees ate better

A recent study on the red wine compound resveratrol is generating buzz with its conclusions. According to researchers at life science centers in Arizona and Norway, the behavior of honey bees is altered when they are fed diets supplemented with resveratol.

Prior studies show some promise that resveratrol may increase lifespan and preserve animals’ cognitive functions as they age, according to co-author Gro Amdam, a food scientist at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. “In the current study, we tested whether we could promote healthy aging in the honey bee via the administration of resveratrol,” her study states.

What does bee health have to do with human health? Honey bees, the study explains, are similar to… read on

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