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The good news never ends. Red wine could improve balance in seniors

on 21/08/12 at 8:11 am


Resveratrol, found in the skin of red wine grapes, could improve balance and mobility in seniors, new research has found.

The findings, presented to the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, could lead to the development of natural products to help protect elderly people against falls.

Researchers fed mice a diet containing resveratrol for eight weeks, during which time they were measured on their ability to navigate a steel mesh balance beam.

In the beginning, the elderly mice had difficulty, but after four weeks they made fewer mistakes and had similar balance to the younger mice.