An intriguing new study revealed a substance found in red wine, grapes and nuts could prevent many age-related problems in mice. Although not a true fountain of youth, the substance, resveratrol, led to healthier hearts, better bone density, fewer cataracts and greater motor coordination in these animals.

This finding will certainly increase interest in resveratrol in the scientists’ effort to ward off the inevitable deterioration accompanying older age.
Resveratrol found in red wine, grapes, blueberries and nuts was found to substantially slow down some of the main components of the aging process, researchers report.

They said resveratrol had a big impact on overall health, but not on longevity as not all of the aging-related processes were affected by it.
It is yet not known whether the substance would have the same effects in human beings and what the right dosage would be for people with varying weights and conditions.

This means that gorging on resveratrol-containing foods will not provide an elixir of youth. It is not possible to get the kinds of levels the mice got just by altering your diet.

To get the double dose of that received by mice, you would be required to drink hundreds of bottles of wine per day. Basically, there's really nothing in this study yet that suggests it's time for us to start taking resveratrol.

The findings do add an important clue on how scientists could someday be able to delay the physiological changes that accompany aging.