Resveratrol and Health

Resveratrol and Health : 2nd International Conference on Resveratrol and Health, Volume 1290

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Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a phenol phytoalexin derived from grapes, berries, and other plants possessing a spectrum of pharmacologic properties. Resveratrol has been shown to modulate LDL levels, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, to interfere with or inhibit oncogenesis and tumor proliferation in in vivo animal cancer models and in human tumor cells in vitro , to significantly extend the lifespan of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Caenorhabditis elegans and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster , and to produce wide-ranging benefits in animal models of obsesity and diabetes.Resveratrol has gained mainstream attention as the red wine pill, with widespread claims made of human health benefits that have outpaced the existing evidence. Over the past few years, many clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the health effects of resveratrol in humans, in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and others. Considerable work is also underway exploring the optimization of resveratrol delivery and bioavailability in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical paradigms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 176 x 251 x 8mm | 328g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1573318973
  • 9781573318976

About Karen Brown

Brown, Karen, MRPharmS, PhD, Professor, Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester.

Ole Vang, MSc, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Science, Systems and Models, Roskilde University.
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