The journal article is not new, as suggested in the sub-title. It was published in June 2012. This more recent study was actually conducted on exercising humans, and used a more reasonable dose of 150 mg of reseveratrol (still would take a lot of wine to equal that!). It actually found the opposite, that resveratrol can inhibit the benefits of exercise. Says the Adidas Superstar Damen Schwarz lead author: "The easiest way to experience the benefits of physical Nike Roshe Run Womens activity is to be physically active," says Dr. Gurd, a professor in the School Adidas Superstar Mens of Kinesiology and Health Studies. "The efficacy of RSV at improving metabolic and cardiovascular functions is not as profound as was once thought." And this study found that resveratrol supplementation (75 mg per day, that’s still a ton of wine!) in healthy, middle-age women did not confer metabolic benefits. And this study correlated naturally occurring resveratrol levels in humans with various health markers, as summarized here (emphasis on last sentence is mine):
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So what should we take from this? Skipping your next workout in favor of a glass of red wine might sound great, but it’s probably not going to substitute for the benefits of breaking a sweat. And perhaps even more importantly, be wary of anything you read on Facebook! If an article cites scientific research and makes outrageous claims, do a little digging and find the source. Twisting science to make clickable headlines is a popular pastime these days, and you have to take anything you read with a healthy dose of skepticism.As a European running shoe geek you sometimes have to gamble. Some shoes Nike Air Huarache Womens only make it to Europe months after their release in the US, and Adidas Superstar Hombre some shoes never officially make it over the big pond. While it is usually not difficult to find a retailer willing to ship the shoe of desire over to Europe, it is costly (think international shipping charges, taxes, and customs) and there is no safety line: if you don’t like the shoe, or if it simply doesn’t fit, you’re screwed. Yet, sometimes there is a shoe for which you are willing to take the risk. For me, the Montrail Fluidflex II was my most recent shoe gamble.