Saturday, January 7, 2012

Resveratrol protects against oxidative stress

...Here are a few interesting studies that shine light on the potential role that resveratrol may prove to play with regards to the subject of tobacco harm reduction that I managed to stumble upon yesterday afternoon while letting my mind wander via Google. Oh, how did we ever survive before the advent of Google anyway? Enjoy.

Maybe someday, in addition to turmeric/pine bark/lycopene/grapeseed extract cigarette(s), we will also see a resveratrol cigarette? The possibilities are endless. All that we need now are several boatloads of cash and a few good scientists.

Wait a minute!! I have an idea: Why don't we fire all of the anti-tobacco bureaucrats?!?! We can then demand that our tobacco taxes go instead towards the research of reduced risk products! Maybe some of what's left over could even be re-routed towards grants that go towards the research of cancer! What a novel idea. I can't imagine why no one has thought of this before.

Resveratrol attenuates cigarette smoke-induced oxidative stress and proinflammatory alterations. | GreenMedInfo | Article | Natural Medicine | Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Consumer Advocacy

Thus resveratrol and SIRT1 exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic effects, which protect the endothelial cells against the adverse effects of cigarette smoking-induced oxidative stress.

Resveratrol And Curcumin Reduce Cell Cytotoxicity And Pro-Inflammatory Responses To Cigarette Smoke

In this study we have shown that resveratrol and curcumin can reduce cytotoxicityand pro-inflammatory responses of H292 cells to cigarette smoke.

The effect of resveratrol in tracheal tissue of rats exposed to cigarette smoke.

We found that resveratrol had a preventive role in the histopathological changes caused by cigarette smoking in the rat trachea.

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