Eating Chocolate And Drinking Wine Prevents Ageing

With a couple of glasses of wine in you, you can feel 18-years-old again; twerking ‘sexily’ while instigating questionable romantic encounters.

A creamy bar of chocolate can also bring you a little buzzy feeling of happiness, breaking you away from the sensible dieting and restraint of adult life.

However, did you know these naughty treats could actually be keeping you young?


Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Brighton have discovered how a chemical compound, found in red wine and dark chocolate, could help to rejuvenate inactive senescent cells, slowing down the ageing process which awaits us all…

In an exciting new study, these compounds – known as reversatrol analogues – were found to make cells look and behave young n’ spritely.

The team made the discovery by applying reversatrol analogues to cells in culture, which caused splicing factors to be turned back on.

Furthermore – within hours – older cells had begun to divide and were found to have longer telomeres –  chromosome ‘caps’ which shorten during the ageing process.

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According to Research Associate at the University of Exeter, Dr Eva Latorre:

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We become more vulnerable to disease as we grow older because of tissue accumulating age living senescent cells, which are not growing or functioning as they once did.

Scientists believe these new findings could lead to special therapies which help people to ‘age better, without experiencing some of the degenerative effects of getting old’.

According to Professor Lorna Harries, the Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter:

Professor Richard Faragher from the University of Brighton said:

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Is Dark anti-ageing? It can benefit your brain, heart, blood vessels.

A chocolate and wine night sure beats pricey anti-wrinkle creams.

We are living in exciting and delicious times indeed…