Data from 388 people also indicated, however, that the potential blood sugar management potential of the grape compound may be limited to diabetics, with no benefits observed for non-diabetic persons.
Scientists from the Third Military Medical University in China report their findings in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Beyond blood sugar management
Resveratrol, a powerful polyphenol and anti-fungal chemical, is often touted as the bioactive compound in grapes and red wine, and has particularly been associated with the so-called 'French Paradox'. The phrase, coined in 1992 by Dr Serge Renaud from Bordeaux University, describes the low incidence of heart disease and obesity among the French, despite their relatively high-fat diet and levels of wine consumption.