Can Red Wine Make That Desk Job Healthier?

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Fans of red wine have yet one more reason to keep popping those corks. Resveratrol, the much-publicized ingredient in red wine that seemingly helps improve health, may prevent negative effects that accompanies sedentary lifestyles, a new study shows.

Experiments with rats that simulated the weightlessness of spaceflight (which mimics sedentary lifestyles because of the lack of gravity) showed that the group fed resveratrol supplements didn't develop insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density, unlike those that weren't fed resveratrol. That was according to research recently published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.