A polyphenol found in grapes could help protect the muscles of astronauts sent to Mars

Harvard researchers have conducted experiments during which they administered daily doses of resveratrol to rats. This compound, found in red wine and dark chocolate, could help maintain muscle mass of astronauts about to embark on a long journey through space, to reach Mars, for instance. In April, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration pledged to bring astronauts to Mars by 2033, a one-way trip that could take, in the best-case scenario, between seven and nine months. But a host of problems remain to be solved before humans can safely explore the Red Planet, starting with the potentially heavy consequences on the astronauts' health. A NASA-funded 2018 stu...Keep on reading: A polyphenol found in grapes could help protect the muscles of astronauts sent to Mars

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