Scientists Find 'Miracle Molecule' In Red Wine, Blueberries
(CBS) -- There may be another health benefit drinking red wine.
"Ummm? Whuzzat? [Hic!]"
Scientists report a so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine might help improve mobility and prevent falls among older adults.
"Yersh... [Hic!]... I fin' a coupla quarts o' red wine helpsh me nagiv... nerviv... get aroun' better. [Hic!]... It'sa miracle!"
The ingredient is called 'resveratrol.'
"Thash whuddit is! [Hic!]... It ain' Ripple, it'sh revermatol... 'r somethin' like that..."
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Duquesne University Jane Cavanaugh says they tested the effect on laboratory mice.
"I'm here to shine up fer the rebbermatol tesht!"
"You ain't a mouse! Beat it before I call a cop!"
"As these animal age, they lose some of their motor coordination. Very similar as to humans do as they age.
"Yersh. I once fell downa flight o' stairs, never felt a thing... Well, the nex' day, sure. But a coupla quarts o' ratspermatall took care of it PDQ..."
And when we gave them out the resveratrol, the older mouse has less loss of motor coordination."
"[Hic!] It keeps the pink elephants and green antelopes away, too... It don't do much good widda polka-dot warthogs, though... Y'gotta sing Akumbe mtatta or somethin' like that..."
Resveratrol is also found in grapes, blueberries and other dark-skinned fruits.
"Shay! Whudder you? Some kinda racist?"
"We just used blueberries in our study and actually when they eat the whole fruit it's actually more effective than the resveratrol alone and you don't need as much."
"'Coursh not. Y'gotta let it ferment firsht..."
A person would have to drink at least a bottle of wine compared to only a handful of fruit to get the same amount.
"Budda quart o' Ripple hash lotsa other good effex..."
Posted by: Fred