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Benefits of resveratrol for prostate gland

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Resveratrol is a natural phenol found in the skin of grapes (hence wine), blueberries, raspberries, and certain other berries. Much research has been focused on this substance since a 2006 study found that it could prolong the lifespan of rodents supplemented with it. I have seen an acceleration of studies in recent years that show it to have potential as an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent. I will mention new ones over time. A recent one I came across was published in the Journal of Natural Products, entitled, “Effects of resveratrol on benign prostathic yperplasia by the regulation of inflammatory and apoptotic proteins.” Basically it showed that treatment of rats with enlarged prostates with resveratrol produced a reduction in the weight of the prostate gland.