Can Red Wine Make You Skinny?

A smiling woman drinking a glass of wine near an open windowWe have a feeling that this kind of science you’ll have no problem supporting – new studies show that your glass of wine might be good for your waistline.

New research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry suggestss that chemicals in red wine actually block the growth of fat cells.

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Yet Another Red Wine Plus…

Usually when people talk about the benefit of red wine, it’s because of the compound resveratrol. But this new study looks at piceatannol, the chemical compound our bodies convert from resveratrol, says lead researcher Kee-Hong Kim, PhD, an assistant professor of food science at Purdue University. While much is known about the health benefits of resveratrol, piceatannol is more of a mystery.