Altered wine chemical helps kill cancer

Molecule brings its parent, resveratrol, into cells

By Beth Mole, 14:33 PM October 2, 2013

Modified forms of the red wine compound resveratrol slip into human tissue and can help kill cancer cells, according to a study in the Oct. 2 Science Translational Medicine. The finding may explain why the unmodified form of resveratrol, which in lab experiments shows anticancer properties, has yet to translate into health benefits for humans.

When 60 volunteers ingested at least half a gram of resveratrol a day, their bodies quickly created metabolized forms, researchers led by Karen Brown of...

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