An article at a website called Scientific American states that a diet pill using the ingredient resveratral found in red wine tricked the body of mice into conserving energy and burn fat in spite of the fact they were fed a high fat diet. The mice given the substance also showed much more stamina and endurance.
Well that is just great but just like wine reduces the incidence of heart disease and cancer, it s just something nice to hear. Don't stop exercising, watching your diet and being a non smoker. You read enough of this kind of stuff and you almost get the feeling that this is the 21st century version of snake oil. I'm not saying it is, just that you get that feeling.
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