4. Can Resveratrol reverse it all?

Resveratrol, a naturally-occurring phenol produced by some plants, such as grapes, blueberries, and cocoa, has been on scientists’ radar for some time due to its potential therapeutic value. The molecule has been studied for its impact on cancers and cardiovascular health, as well as antidiabetic and anti-aging effects, in part because of resveratrol’s impact on inflammation. In many therapeutic areas, results in human trials are still pending. However, recent studies of Alzheimer’s patients have shown that individuals who took resveratrol had levels of amyloid-beta40 that remained stable whereas the placebo group’s levels dropped. Unlikely to be a treatment on its own, resveratrol is helping to guide additional research. Now, pour yourself a glass of wine and have some chocolate—for your brain’s sake.