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Resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine thought to have health benefits, failed to promote longevity among Italians who ate a diet rich in the antioxidant.

A study — led by Richard Semba, an ophthalmologist from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine — followed 783 men and women 65 and older for nine years. It found they didn’t live longer and were just as likely to develop heart disease and cancer as those who consumed less resveratrol. Previous studies have suggested that resveratrol, also found in grapes, peanuts and chocolate, could help slow aging or keep cells healthy.

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