Researchers at Third Military Medical University find clues to resveratrol action

Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, reduces the risk of heart disease. Researchers around MI Mantian have found in mice that resveratrol can remodel the gut microbiota including increasing the Bacteroidetes-to-Firmicutes ratios, significantly inhibiting the growth of Prevotella, and increasing the relative abundance of Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Akkermansia. The changed intestinal flora reduced levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a known contributor to the development of atherosclerosis, by inhibiting production of trimethylamine, its precursor.

CAS news release, April 7, 2016

Researchers at Third Military Medical University find clues to resveratrol action
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