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Wine Spectator reports that while “past studies have found that resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found abundantly in red wine and grapes, helps reduce inflammation of the arteries,” new research “finds the chemical lowers blood-vessel growth in the eye, thereby reducing symptoms associated with the leading causes of blindness.”

According to the story, “Researchers at the ophthalmology department at Washington University in St. Louis working with pharmacologists at R.W. Johnson medical school in New Jersey found that resveratrol, when administered in high doses, helps block the formation of new blood vessels, called angiogenesis, in mouse retinas. Angiogenesis in healthy patients is normally balanced, but when vessels grow out of control, the result is symptomatic of several cancers as well as age-related diseases such as diabetic blindness and macular degeneration.”
KC's View:
Y’know, it wasn’t that long ago that I went to the eye doctor and discovered that the keratoconus in my left eye actually has gotten a little less severe, which apparently is sort of unusual. Now we know why - it is all the resveratrol in my system.