Study: Red Wine may Protect Against Radiation Exposure

by Rajashri on  September 25, 2008 at 3:24 PM Diet & Nutrition News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

 Study: Red Wine may Protect Against Radiation Exposure
A study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found that a natural antioxidant commonly found in red wine, may offer protection against radiation exposure.

When altered with acetyl, resveratrol (the antioxidant) administered before radiation exposure proved to protect cells from radiation in mouse models, the researcher found.

The study has been presented during the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's (ASTRO) 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

The study, led by Joel Greenberger, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is overseen by Pitt's Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation.

The center is dedicated to identifying and developing small molecule radiation protectors and mitigators that easily can be accessed and administered in the event of a large-scale radiological or nuclear emergency.

"New, small molecules with radioprotective capacity will be required for treatment in case of radiation spills or even as countermeasures against radiological terrorism," said Dr. Greenberger.

"Small molecules which can be easily stored, transported and administered are optimal for this, and so far acetylated resveratrol fits these requirements well," the expert added.

"Currently there are no drugs on the market that protect against or counteract radiation exposure. Our goal is to develop treatments for the general population that are effective and non-toxic," he added.

Source: ANI
RAS/SK

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Radiotherapy X-Ray Anti-ageing and Benefits of Red Wine Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts Radiation Hazards Acute Radiation Syndrome Anti-Aging Treatment with Vinotherapy or Wine Facials Christmas Feast, Itís always Grand with Cake and Wine 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive