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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Raise a glass to resveratrol


Revelers clamor for free pours of resveratrol juice at Bistrot du Coin’s Beaujolais Nouveau party in 2009. (Courtesy of Bistrot du Coin)
The results of a newly released study by Maastricht University in The Netherlands are sure to make oenophiles raise a glass in celebration: Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, has been found to boost metabolic performance and offer many of the same health benefits as a low-calorie diet. Bartender!

Rob Stein has much more on the study on The Checkup blog.

Now don’t go stocking up on bottles of Three Wishes just yet: You’re better off consuming resveratrol in supplement form because it’s found in such low concentrations in red wine. From Stein: “Someone would have to drink at least about two gallons of red wine a day to get the equivalent amount of resveratrol.”

Two gallons a day, huh? We can tell you where the city’s best wine bars are, but we can’t guarantee they have sufficiently large glassware to accomodate such a pour.

Two gallons is a shade north of 51 glasses of wine at 5 oz. each, which would only cost you a cool $255 at Vinoteca’s daily $5 per glass happy hour. And we’re only only a few weeks away from Beaujolais Nouveau parties, where the resveratrol will be flowing freely at midnight.

On second thought, it’s probably better to just head to the vitamin aisle.

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