resveratrol

noun
res·​ver·​a·​trol | \ rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) , -ˌträl, -ˌtrōl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) \

Definition of resveratrol

: a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C14H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (such as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer

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The European Space Agency investigated how lunar colonists might 3-D-print using moon dust, and experiments on rats sent on a simulated Mars mission determined that the red-wine extract resveratrol would help preserve astronauts’ muscle function. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 16 Sep. 2019 Six rats in each group were given only water to drink, while the other six were given 150mg of resveratrol daily. Fox News, "Red wine could help astronauts stay strong on Mars," 25 July 2019 Red wine is chock-full of antioxidants and contains resveratrol, a compound that’s been shown to slow the effects of aging. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Hard seltzer is this summer’s biggest scam," 20 Aug. 2019 Half had resveratrol in their water supply; this did not affect their body weight in any way. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says," 18 July 2019 One of them, resveratrol, is thought to trigger certain reactions that may improve energy metabolism. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "10 Health Benefits of Grapes That'll Make You Want to Eat the Whole Bunch," 11 Dec. 2017 However, resveratrol is widely available over the counter and from online vendors, and pills usually come in doses of 500 mg or 1000 mg. Fox News, "Red wine could help astronauts stay strong on Mars," 25 July 2019 Some of the best are green tea, white tea, vitamin C, and resveratrol; try the white tea–loaded Origins A Perfect World Age-Defense Moisturizer. Paige Stables, Good Housekeeping, "9 Sneaky Reasons Why Your Skin Looks Dull," 12 Oct. 2017 In other words, resveratrol may help brighten skin and prevent fine lines. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "The Best Antioxidants for Skin, According to Dermatologists," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of resveratrol

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resveratrol

probably from resinous + veratr- (from New Latin Veratrum grandiflorum, hellebore in which the substance was found) + -ol entry 1

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resveratrol

noun
res·​ver·​a·​trol | \ rez-ˈvir-ə-ˌtrȯl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) , -ˌträl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) , -ˌtrōl How to pronounce resveratrol (audio) \

Medical Definition of resveratrol

: a compound C14H12O3 that is a trihydroxy trans form of stilbene found in some plants, fruits (as the mulberry), and seeds (as the peanut) and especially in the skin of grapes and certain grape-derived products (as red wine) and that has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary artery disease and cancer

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