The Red Wine Angle

An article from CNN on the life-extending properties of compounds in red wine is a fairly good example of the way science gets mangled on the way to the mainstream press. This is really a continuation of the article posted earlier at the Longevity Meme on research into the biochemistry of calorie restriction. As soon as you mention red wine, however, mainstream journalists lose focus and head off in completely the wrong direction. Drink lots of red wine and you'll be adding lots of calories to your diet, which will not be a good thing.



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