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Red wine can treat depression, anxiety: Study

The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the brain. The findings, published in the journal Neuropharmacolog, shed light onto how neurological processes are impacted by resveratrol — a compound having numerous health benefits and found in the skin and seeds of grapes and berries. The research also reveals that PDE4, induced by excessive amounts of corticosterone, causes depression- and anxiety-like behaviour. Resveratrol displayed neuroprotective effects against corticosterone by inhibiting the expression of PDE4. The research lays the groundwork for the use of the compound in novel antidepressants.

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