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Health,Wine

Compound found in red wine causes conflicting changes in dogs’ immune systems

I just got an E-Mail, with no link to the video or any content at all, but obviously someone was very excited. So, I went looking to see if the subject title was accurate or another spammer. (I get about 250 spam emails a day. It’s exhausting to filter and delete such nonsense.)
The title of the Email: Compound found in red wine causes conflicting changes in dogs’ immune systems

The E-mail came from Nathan G. Hurst,  at www.missouri.edu.

What I found from a Science Daily link, when I Google searched Nathan’s subject:

Date: August 24, 2015
Source: University of Missouri-Columbia
Summary: Researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs’ blood.

Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several potentially beneficial effects on health, including cardiovascular health, stroke prevention and cancer treatments. However, scientists do not yet fully understand how the chemical works and whether or not it can be used for treatment of diseases in humans and animals.

Well, dogs, huh? That’s a new one on me: rats, mice, bunnies, now dogs, and probably happy to be volunteering dogs, at that.

The story goes on:

Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs’ blood. Sandra Axiak-Bechtel, an assistant professor in oncology at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, said this is a first step in determining how the chemical causes immune systems to react.

I also did find the Vimeo video at this link: https://vimeo.com/137149919, if you’d like to watch it.

Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs’ Immune Systems from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

More credential, making this entire story worth your time, if you’re a wine and health fanatic:

Story Source: The above post is reprinted from materials provided by University of Missouri-Columbia. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.

Journal Reference: Rowena A. Woode, Sandra M. Axiak-Bechtel, Kaoru Tsuruta, Juliana R. Amorim, Yan Zhang, Amy E. DeClue. Resveratrol decreases oxidative burst capacity and alters stimulated leukocyte cytokine production in vitro. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2015; 163 (3-4): 164 DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2014.12.004

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