According to Science Daily, when tested on mice and colon cancer cells in a petri dish, resveratrol proved effective at killing cancer. Associate Professor Jairam K.P. Vanamala deducted that the compound could be used to potentially craft treatments for the disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America, as per the National Cancer Institute.
The study’s effects showed most positively when resveratrol and grape seed extract were taken together to combat the elimination of cancer stem-cells. Vanamala adds that sticking to a plant-based diet also increases positive effects, as multiple favorable compounds from nature are added to the mix.
The study, according to Science Daily, took 52 mice with colon cancer tumors and split them into three groups. The groups were either fed grape compounds, given an anti inflammatory drug, or nothing. Tumors were suppressed in the group given grape compounds by fifty percent, a good sign for potential life-changing effects for humans. As with any new research, much testing still needs to be completed to make any solid conclusions.
In the meantime, we’ll keep drinking… for our health, of course.