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- sedhead - 01-13-2004 04:51 PM

I just read an article in the Jan. 2004 issue of Discover magazine. Says that the compound Resveratrol found in red wine can contribute to a longer life. No wonder why there are so many old fogies[myself included] on this board.


- Thomas - 01-13-2004 06:07 PM

..are you sure they didn't mean the long life of the wine... [Image: eek.gif]


- winoweenie - 01-13-2004 07:56 PM

I resemble that remark. !!!! Old fogie my patootie. WW [Image: wink.gif]


- Kcwhippet - 01-13-2004 08:53 PM

What do you mean "old fogie". My wife says the gray is distinguished looking.


- sedhead - 01-13-2004 09:55 PM

A longer life of Moderate red wine drinkers.


- winoweenie - 01-14-2004 08:44 AM

They have me check into the clinic twice a month to remove a quart for research purposes. WW [Image: wink.gif]

[This message has been edited by winoweenie (edited 01-14-2004).]


- Kcwhippet - 01-14-2004 09:51 AM

What's a quaer?


- ShortWiner - 01-14-2004 12:20 PM

No one knows, KC, and he's the only one who's got any. That's why they're studying him.


- Kcwhippet - 01-14-2004 01:28 PM

Sounds like something he should be quarantined for.


- Thomas - 01-14-2004 04:12 PM

He spelled it worng as usual--it's a quear...


- winoweenie - 01-14-2004 07:12 PM

OOPS!


- terrbear - 01-29-2004 01:34 AM

I have really enjoyed reading replies from all of you (old fogies) while moderately drinking my daily two(2) glasses of wine. Thank god for people with a sense of humor.
btw isn't there 4 quaers in a gallileo?
On a more serious note..this resrevatol (sp?)that is being talked about on many of the boards, have any relation to the lycopines (found in tomatoes) that are supposed to also be good for the heart? -terr


- sedhed - 01-29-2004 07:18 AM

We'll have to googlize that.


- Thomas - 01-29-2004 09:37 AM

My understanding, which I would not place bets on, is the the tomato chemical and the grape chemical are not related, but each are beneficial. Incidentally, the other major resting place for resveratrol is in the cork tree (bark).


- wondersofwine - 01-29-2004 10:56 AM

One recent article said that the resveratrol from drinking wine is not very efficiently absorbed or some such. They are working on a pill that would be more effective. (But a lot less fun!!)


- Thomas - 01-29-2004 11:01 AM

I'd rather chew on the cork than take a pill...


- Kcwhippet - 01-29-2004 02:25 PM

Hell, just wash down the pill with the first sip of your wine of the day.


- wondersofwine - 01-29-2004 03:54 PM

KC's got the solution!