The red wine ingredient resveratrol was found to improve metabolism in obese men. 11 men who took part in the study felt various positive effects on their metabolic health. The men were given a low dose of resveratrol daily for 30 days.
The substance appeared to produce the same effects in humans as it had in animals. Recent research showed that resveratrol may prevent mice from obesity and diabetes.
"Although it is a bit early, we may soon find ourselves looking back on the discovery and development of resveratrol […] that can delay age-related disorders and improve healthy life span as a truly historic point in aging research," researchers say.