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Resveratrol and high-intensity interval training

Resveratrol supplementation does not augment performance adaptations or fibre-type–specific responses to high-intensity interval training in humans.

Study under review: Resveratrol supplementation does not augment performance adaptations or fibre-type–specific responses to high-intensity interval training in humans

Introduction

Like many antioxidant compounds, resveratrol has been touted as a miracle cure ever since it was first characterized. Resveratrol in particular has been promoted based on evidence from animal studies[1] that it can improve cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, longevity, and blood flow to the brain. Even better: resveratrol is found in red wine, as if it wasn’t already popular enough.

Unfortunately, the well-documented benefits of resveratrol in rodent models, have failed to be replicated[2] in humans[3]. Furthermore, some of the research in the resveratrol field has been called into question on the grounds of scientific misconduct[4].

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The big picture

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