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Resveratrol Fights Influenza

Source: Food and Farm News
July 06, 2005

A compound found in grapes and other fruits appears to slow the reproduction of flu viruses in mice. A report in the Journal on Infectious Diseases says the compound, resveratrol, holds promise as a possible weapon against influenza. The report, from the University of Rome, says the substance does not directly attack flu virus, but makes it harder for the virus to reproduce itself.