Chocolate and Red Wine

27 08 2011

Yes, I know it is a glass of white wine but I didn't have a photo of a glass of red wine to hand.

Yes, that got your attention, didn’t it?

It is great to know that the Australian research dollar is going to the important things in life – guilt-free chocolate, red wine and anti-ageing.

No wonder the lifestyle is so great over here! We obviously have our priorities straight.

Using anti-oxidants that are naturally occurring in red wine and dark chocolate (please note, DARK chocolate, not sugary milk chocolate), Dr Aaron Micallef of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and an associate investigator for the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology has designed compounds that mimic their actions. These new compounds have potential application in fighting disease.

Anti-oxidants “mop up” free radicals, which are naturally occurring and are known to cause disease. It is hoped that these new compounds will work in much the same way.

It is not adequately explained why he wanted to design a molecule that mimics the effects of two substances we already know work AND are much nicer to consumer than medicine.

Meanwhile, time for another glass of red-wine and some guilt-free chocolate!

Cheers!

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27 08 2011
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[…] Alternately you might like to read about the benefits of red wine and dark chocolate. […]

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19 10 2011
Reasons I should be allowed to eat what I want. « Mud Map to Life in the Modern Age

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