Evidence has shown for years that red grapes are good for the heart, but scientists now claim that there are chemicals in the skins of red grapes that extend life.
Harvard Medical School Professor David Sinclair said that the chemicals contain a compound that stops the creep of aging called resveratrol. The British Daily Mail newspaper reported that Sinclair founded a company in 2004 with the aim of developing a synthetic compound of this chemical to make a drug derived from this compound, noting that the British giant GlaxoSmithKline bought his company for 361 million pounds sterling (about 722 million US dollars). The volume of sales of medicines derived from this compound has astonished scientists who said that there is little information about its effectiveness or the extent of its safety for people to take, but Professor Sinclair is convinced that he has discovered the elixir of life.
Sinclair added, “If we are correct, then the company that controls this market could change the face of medicine,” noting that the experiments conducted on mice after giving them this compound lived longer and gained immunity against diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and obesity.
Recent experiments have shown that starving rodents in laboratories live longer than 30% due to the activation of the survival gene, which Sinclair says is the compound that also stimulates it to work.