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The Longevity Factor

From: Donna Descoteaux
Series: Living Well Show
Length: 28:38

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Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., author of The Longevity Factor How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life is a neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is also professor and vice chairman of the department of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After many years as a physician, Dr. Maroon realized that his job as a neurosurgeon was actually sick care, not health care. This realization sparked a desire to learn about methods treatments and nutritional factors that might prolong life, improve our health and reduce disease and disability. He learned that as part of a healthy lifestyle program, factors such as what we eat or don’t eat become critical to our bodies functioning in a healthy way. Dr. Maroon shares with us useful tools to help delay aging and reduce fears of age-related disability by making simple life style choices.

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Dr. Maroon discusses the importance of resveratrol and red wine in the fight to live a better and perhaps longer life as one of those choices. He states that we have not yet reached the limit of human longevity and that an average healthy lifespan may be 100 to 120 years for many people.   The impact of resveratrol, the active ingredient in red wine, can positively effect the health of brain, heart and blood pressure levels - all of which may contribute to a healthy, long life.  Aside from its health benefits - red wine, for those who can tolerate it (it is available in pill form) can also make a longer life more enjoyable.  Of course, moderation is a key factor!

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Dr. Maroon discusses the importance of resveratrol and red wine in the fight to live a better and perhaps longer life as one of those choices. He states that we have not yet reached the limit of human longevity and that an average healthy lifespan may be 100 to 120 years for many people.   The impact of resveratrol, the active ingredient in red wine, can positively effect the health of brain, heart and blood pressure levels - all of which may contribute to a healthy, long life.  Aside from its health benefits - red wine, for those who can tolerate it (it is available in pill form) can also make a longer life more enjoyable.  Of course, moderation is a key factor!

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