A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Equivalent To An Hour At The Gym, Says New Study
' ... Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise. ... 'http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/04/a-glass-of-red-wine-is-the-equivalent-to-an-hour-at-the-gym-says-new-study_n_7317240.htmlImprovements in skeletal muscle strength and cardiac function induced by resveratrol during exercise training contribute to enhanced exercise performance in rats - Dolinsky - 2012 - The Journal of Physiology - Wiley Online Library
'... • Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, has beneficial effects on cardiac and skeletal muscle function, similar to the effects of endurance exercise training.
• Combining resveratrol supplementation with exercise training augments the beneficial effects of exercise alone.
• We show that endurance capacity is enhanced in rats whose diet includes resveratrol during a 12 week endurance-training programme.
• Increased endurance was associated with increases in skeletal muscle force, cardiac function, and oxidative metabolism.
• Our results establish that resveratrol is an effective ergogenic aid that enhances exercise performance over exercise alone.