A substance found in red wine could hold back the effects of ageing, according to new research.
Overweight mice given the compound resveratrol were found to live substantially longer, have healthier hearts and livers and improved insulin sensitivity.
Researchers believe the chemical, found in grapes, peanuts and mulberries, boosts the activity of sirtuins — proteins believed to defend cells against damage and illness associated with old age.
There you have it, ladies and gents. Pop those corks and take a swig.* It just might extend your life. A nice glass a day keeps the “grouchy” away.**
*In moderation, of course.
**That was for you, my friend!!