Jan. 30, 2015
In light of recent social media coverage of a three-year-old study performed by Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher Jason Dyck, several misinterpretations have been highlighted that need to be corrected. Stories claim that a glass of wine has health benefits equivalent to an hour at the gym because of a naturally-occurring compound found in wine called called resveratrol.
The study demonstrated that resveratrol enhances exercise training and performance. The study does not advocate avoiding exercise.
Instead, Dyck say, “I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but who are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”
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