Pour a glass of red wine and read more about this new discovery.
We've all heard that red wine in moderation can be good for your health. Why? Due to the compound found in the skin of grapes, and therefore red wine, known as resveratrol that has been shown to possibly help fight against brain aging and cancer. Researchers have assumed that this was linked to a protein, p53, that is found in more than half of cancerous tumors and resveratrol.
But recent research out of two universities in Brazil has been able to replicate and prove this link in a laboratory. For the first time, this study has shown that "resveratrol actively stops mutant versions of this protein from aggregating, or that it stops cancer cells from multiplying and migrating to other parts of the body." The hope moving forward is to use this research to create a drug that can produce the same effects as a potential antidote to cancer, specifically breast cancer.