(photo credit: George Medovoy)
The French are known to eat heavy, fatty and sweet meals – along with red wine
in moderation – but their general health does not suffer as a result. This
French Paradox has challenged researchers, who will now test type II diabetics
with a compound derived from red wine grapes, especially their skins, which
contain the powerful beneficial chemical, reservatrol.
Weinstein, director of the diabetes unit at Wolfson Medical Center, Holon and
longtime president of the Israel Diabetes Association has decided to launch a
“unique study” aimed at discovering whether the red grapes of the French is as
effective as the active ingredient of a natural drug for helping diabetes
Wolfson’s diabetes clinic will examine a new form of
reservatrol – a type of natural polyphenol and a phytoalexin – to see whether it
improves the metabolic balance of diabetes patients.
include not only sugar/insulin balance but also cholesterol, blood pressure and
other elements involved in the metabolic syndrome.
Participants will make
four clinic visits, and undergo treatment for thee months.
control their blood sugar with only diet and oral medications, and not with
injectable insulin, are invited to participate in the study – they can call (03)
502-8329 for more information.