It’s been touted as a cure-all for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and even hearing loss, but the miraculous health benefits of red wine cannot be reaped if you are obese, say researchers.
Resveratrol, the active compound found in the skins of red grapes and cocoa, is
an antioxidant produced by plants to help protect them from extreme
environments and block the effects of ultraviolet sunlight, infections
and temperature changes.
research, published in journal Diabetes, found that although test-tube
studies had suggested that resveratrol had an effect on obesity,
diabetes, high blood-pressure and blood cholesterol, it had no effect on
24 obese, but otherwise healthy men.
The study, carried out by Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, gave 12 men high-dose supplements of the
substance and 12 men a placebo for four weeks. Over
this period the participant’s insulin sensitivity, blood pressure,
cholesterol, and resting energy expenditure were monitored. Researchers
found that there was an insignificant decrease in insulin sensitivity
and no change in blood pressure, cholesterol and resting energy
Source - Daily Mail