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|Blueberries, raspberries and grapes bursting with flavor. A luscious, silky morsel of chocolate melting into a mouthful’s rush of pure pleasure. Fresh ripe tomatoes. Years ago, people ate for that gratification. Food also provided the calories for people to work, and drove away hunger pangs. Today, people in industrialized countries are selecting food not just for taste and sustenance, but also for its potential effects in promoting good health.
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SciFinder®, a research tool produced by CAS (a division of the American Chemical Society), found 706 references published this year on the substance resveratrol (CAS Registry Number 501-36-0). Indicative of the broad interest in this compound, further analysis of that answer set showed that 164 references included the concept of antioxidant or biological oxidative stress, 77 focused on the concept of anti-tumor agent, and 55 talked about apoptosis.
The CAS databases cover references from more than 10,000 major scientific journals and 57 patent authorities worldwide