The resveratrol contained mostly in red wines helps fight stress and maybe there is a connection between the decrease in wine consumption and increase of use of antidepressants
Read for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
The experiment was carried out on mice forced to live with another mouse, a bully and very aggressive, so this is only a preliminary phase of the study, but it confirms what everyone suspected: there is a connection between the tonic effect of a daily small amount of wine and the “better life” in society, in the family and even at work. There is a proverb in Italy that says that wine is the milk for the elderly, well it actually indicated the beneficial effect of a couple of glasses of wine, maybe had at the bar with friends, for those who have to put up with aches and pains and the loss of a social role, feelings common in the elderly.
Susan Wood’s studies, professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and published in the college magazine, regards the antidepressant and anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol, and seem to confirm the ironic quote by Denis Saverot editor of the “La Revue du Vin de France << The village bars are gone, replaced by a pharmacy>>.