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Resveratrol: good, bad or just plain hype?

An article that says ingesting resveratrol may be the equivalent of working out in the gym has gained some 1.8 million shares on various social networks. “A glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym, says new study” published on January 15, 2015 in My Daily cites a Science Daily article dated June 19, 2012 as its source.

The Science Daily link to “materials” from University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry lands on a 404 page. A search in the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry using “resveratrol” as the keyword leads to “Resveratrol may be a natural exercise performance enhancer” published on June 19, 2012. Nowhere in the article is it said, or implied, that “a glass of red wine is the equivalent to an hour at the gym”. How My Style writer Daisy May Sitch [described as “all about vintage leather, oversized anything (handbags), coffee and ‘The Way We Were'”] reached that conclusion is unclear.

Is the 2012 University of Alberta study still authoritative? (…more)