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March 24, 2012 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Drinkers the world over have been thrilled by the notion that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might be some kind of anti-aging powerhouse. The supposed wonder substance can make perilously chubby lab rats live as long as their slim counterparts, protect them from cancers and reduce their risk of dying from a high-calorie diet. It can lengthen the life of certain fish while warding off brain decay and improving the creatures' swimming chops. Which may sound very alluring for those of us who'd like to think that sipping Pinot Noir while relaxing on a couch counts as doing something healthful.
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June 25, 1992 | CHARLES PERRY
Last year, Cornell University plant scientist Leroy Creasy announced that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine (Bordeaux above all), seems to lower cholesterol. Now he's found resveratrol in Concord grape juice, though not at Bordeaux levels. Next Creasy will study the cholesterol-fighting potential of non-alcoholic wines, raisins and grape jams and jellies. Can You Spell 'Nutritionally Correct'? Sesame Place, the seven-acre theme park in Langhorne, Penn.
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October 29, 1992 | DAN BERGER, TIMES WINE WRITER
* Red wine shouldn't be served at room temperature. * Some people do get headaches from red wine. * Glassware does make a difference in your appreciation of wine. * If you've never had a reaction to the sulfur in wine before this, you're not likely to now. These are just a few short answers to questions I get asked all the time about wine, a beverage about which there must be more myth and legend than fact.
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