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    Plastic surgery blog: Is red wine the key to a long life?

    Most of us have heard of the health benefits associated with red wine. According to recent ABC news story a new study purposed to discover if people actually live longer if they drank red wine. According to the news story researchers at the Harvard Medical School orchestrated a study on mice in which they reviewed the components of a beneficial ingredient found in red wine called resveratrol. The researchers provided the mice a high fat diet and gave half of the mice a large daily dose of resveratrol. Both groups of mice gained weight but the mice who received resveratrol had healthier glucose and insulin levels in their bloodstream. Even more impressive, the mice who were given resveratrol lived substantially longer than the mice who were only given high fat diets. Before wine aficionados claim a victory, they should know that the researchers believe it would be virtually impossible to replicate similar effects in humans. It would take 750-1,500 bottles of wine for a person weighing around 150 pounds to get the same dose of resveratrol given to the mice. There is no doubt about it that people are living longer and therefore it is not uncommon for older patients to seek plastic surgery. Provided patients are good about diet and exercise, and are healthy, age alone is not a factor to prevent them from having plastic surgery. Older patients now consider breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts which previously procedures were predominately sought after by women in their late 20s to late 30s. Patients who anticipate a long healthy life tend to make better choices concerning their health and their appearance.

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