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Definition of "resveratrol" [resveratrol]

  • A natural compound found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, that may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease by acting as an antioxidant, antimutagen, and anti-inflammatory. (noun)

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Use "resveratrol" in a sentence
  • "But researchers have had mixed success in recreating the original experiments showing both that sirtuins can extend life, and that they can be "activated" by a substance called resveratrol, which is currently found in anti-aging creams and under investigation for ailments associated with old age."
  • "The antioxidant chemicals in alcohol could protect the brain, and wine drinkers may benefit from an additional healthy brain compound found in grapes called resveratrol, which increases life span in animals similar to caloric restriction."
  • "Similarly, a compound called resveratrol, found in red wine, also might switch on the gene, and tap the brakes on aging, at least in animals."