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In a recent study conducted at John’s Hopkins, researchers discovered that resveratrol protects the brain from stroke damage. Specifically, researchers fed one group of mice a ‘modest’ amount of resveratrol (while not feeding a second group resveratrol). The researchers then cut off blood supply to the brains of both groups of mice – thereby inducing stroke.
The mice that were fed resveratrol suffered significantly less brain damage than the mice not fed resveratrol. In effect, resveratrol ‘went beyond’ its typical antioxidant role; that is, not only did resveratrol itself protect brain cells from damage, but it also signaled the brain cells to protect themselves from damage. Might resveratrol be used to protect humans from stroke damage in the near future?