Study: Compound in red wine could keep astronauts healthy in space

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(CNN) – A compound found in red wine could help astronauts resist the negative impacts of being in reduced gravity.

That’s the conclusion drawn in a new study, published in “The Frontiers in Physiology.”

It suggests that ‘resveratrol’ – an antioxidant found in blueberries and the skin of grapes could help prevent the muscle loss from being in low-gravity environments.

Scientists have found that astronauts staying for six months or longer on the international space station can suffer bone loss and muscle atrophy.

Researchers think ‘resveratrol’ might be part of the astronaut’s diet on Mars.

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(This story was originally published on July 18, 2019)

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