Antioxidant’s health effects lack evidence

Hype about the antioxidant’s cardioprotective, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects led many to believe that the potential health benefits of indulging in a glass of red wine may outweigh the risks associated with regular consumption.

Now researchers say those claims are based on animal studies, involve extremely high doses and that data from human trials are limited and conflicting.

An observational study involving more than 800 men and women aged 65 years or older found that dietary intake of resveratrol does not have a substantial