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What are benefits and risks of resveratrol supplements?

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Resveratrol supplements have not been well studied in people. So it's not clear what benefits and risks they might have. Experts also don't know if resveratrol is more important than some of the other natural substances in wine.

From: Resveratrol WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Alcohol, Wine and Cardiovascular Disease."

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute: "Resveratrol."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Resveratrol.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Resveratrol.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Resveratrol.”

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Alcohol, Wine and Cardiovascular Disease."

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute: "Resveratrol."

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: “About Herbs: Resveratrol.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Resveratrol.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Resveratrol.”

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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