While many people may have heard that a glass of red wine with dinner can actually boast substantial health benefits, most are probably not entirely sure how this alcoholic beverage can improve their aging longevity – particularly given how destructive it can be in excess. The root source of red wine's documented anti-aging effects is resveratrol – an antioxidant-rich compound found in the skin of red grapes.

To date, research has indicated that resveratrol may reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and a new study has recently unveiled yet another potential benefit that can help you age gracefully. According to an official press release, scientists from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted an animal study and discovered that resveratrol could prevent some of the biological damage done by excessive noise exposure.

Noise-induced hearing loss is a growing problem across the country, and not just among the Baby Boomer generation. The widespread use of earbuds has sent hearing impairment rates soaring among younger individuals as well. However, this study indicates that red wine – or even red grapes – may inhibit the stimulation of a protein that is stimulated by noise exposure and can spur the inflammation and oxidative stress that contributes to inner ear damage.

"Resveratrol {spellings are inconsistent} is a very powerful chemical that seems to protect against the body's inflammatory process as it relates to aging, cognition and hearing loss," said lead author Dr. Michael Seidman in a press release.

Further research is necessary to determine whether this beneficial effect will also present itself in humans who are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, but these findings are certainly promising. However, before indulging in a glass of red wine aging longevity, consult an anti-aging doctor or healthcare specialist.

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