Resveratrol, a compound found primarily in red wine, is a naturally occurring antioxidant.
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Studies have found that in moderation red wine, which contains resveratrol, lowers risk of death from heart disease. Its antioxidant activity and effect on platelets leads some researchers to believe that it is the protective agent in red wine.
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