How resveratrol helps inflammation

Resveratrol — an ingredient in red wine that has been implicated in a number of health benefits — has been found to inhibit interleukin 6 (IL-6), a pro-inflammatory protein that is part of the immune system (although IL-6 can be anti-inflammatory during exercise). Resveratrol does this specifically through its effect on the estrogen receptor, preventing cell proliferation.

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