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  • Destructive Enzyme Linked To Wear-And-Tear Arthritis Is Inhibited By Resveratrol

    July 7, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    In what is being billed as “a breakthrough in epigenetic science” (that is, a controllable gene mechanism), British scientists have discovered a unique genetic switch that produces a destructive enzyme involved in joint damage.  The enzyme is identified as MMP13 and excessive activity of this enzyme leads to the wear-and-tear form of arthritis (osteoarthritis).  The report says this discovery “offers a new epigenetic path toward a cure for osteoarthritis.”  An abstract of the breakthrough report can be found here.

    It is interesting to note here that not a word was mentioned about natural MMP13 enzyme inhibitors.  Polyphenols, natural antioxidants found in grapes, berries, pomegranates, tea leaves, are natural enzyme inhibitors.  One widely studied polyphenol is resveratrol, known as a red wine molecule.  There are multiple studies showing resveratrol powerfully inhibits MMP13.  You can link to read abstracts of these studies here, here, here and here.  Why wait for modern pharmacology to develop a high-priced synthetic MMP13 inhibitor when you can purchase resveratrol directly, without prescription at vitamin shops?  Copyright 2012 Bill Sardi Resveratrol News  Not for posting at other websites.

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