noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A polyphenol compound found in certain plants and in red wine, which has antioxidant properties and has been investigated for possible anti-carcinogenic effects.
- However, the beneficial metabolic effects of resveratrol have been clearly demonstrated in diabetic animal models.
- Indeed, in the laboratory resveratrol protects cells from cancerous change.
- Found in the skin of grapes, resveratrol belongs to a class of antioxidants produced by the plant to protect against infection.
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