One question that I get quite frequently is "just when did all of this interest in Resveratrol come about?" Well, the most recent surge in interest started with Dr. David Sinclair. Lets take a trip back in time and read one of the first press releases.
Wine molecule slows aging process:
Scientists drink to that
Harvard News Office
A molecule that is an active ingredient in red wine can slow the aging of human cells. It extends the life expectancy of every organism that, so far, has been fed on it, including yeast, worms, and fruit flies.
Called resveratrol, the wonder substance seems to work in the same way as does drastic calorie cutting. Dramatic reduction of calories has been shown to increase the life span of mice, rats, and monkeys. Such diets are being tried in humans but results are not yet in. Severe dieting also cuts the risk of dying from cancer, heart problems, and other age-related diseases in monkeys.
If resveratrol and related molecules are found to work as well in humans, we could gain extra years of healthy life without starving for them. We could have our cake and eat it, too.
To read the rest check out http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/09.18/12-antiaging.html