Chocolate, Wine, Not Health Foods

Published 05/12 2014 03:00PM

Updated 05/12 2014 03:04PM

You're may be losing your excuse for loading up on chocolate and sipping red wine.

A new study finds the antioxidant resveratrol, found in red wine, chocolate, and grapes doesn't help you live longer or reduce your  risk of heart disease and cancer.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine looked at levels of resveratrol in about 800 older men and women. They found that people with higher levels of the substance didn't live any longer, and didn't have a lower risk of heart dsiease and cancer. 

 So you can still use chocolate  and red wine in moderation, but you may not want to take resveratrol supplements.

Results of the study are  in the   Journal “Jama Internal Medicine.”

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