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Why do people take resveratrol?

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People use it for many different conditions. Some take resveratrol supplements to try to prevent or treat serious diseases, like cancer or heart disease. Others hope that they will slow the aging process. But there's no evidence to support these uses. Resveratrol supplements haven't been well studied in people. We don't really know what benefits and risks they might have.

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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