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    Default Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

    By Ivan Oransky, MD
    NEW YORK | Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:16am EST

    (Reuters Health) - A University of Connecticut researcher who studied the link between aging and a substance found in red wine has committed more than 100 acts of data fabrication and falsification, the university said Wednesday, throwing much of his work into doubt.
    Dipak K. Das, who directed the university's Cardiovascular Research Center, studied resveratrol, touted by a number of scientists and companies as a way to slow aging or remain healthy as people get older. Among his findings, according to a work promoted by the University of Connecticut in 2007, was that "the pulp of grapes is as heart-healthy as the skin, even though the antioxidant properties differ."
    "We have a responsibility to correct the scientific record and inform peer researchers across the country," Philip Austin, the university's interim vice president for health affairs, said in a statement.
    The university said an anonymous tip led to an investigation that began in 2008. A 60,000-page report -- the summary of which is available at bit.ly/xkyS4A -- resulted, outlining 145 counts of fabrication and falsification of data. Other members of Das' laboratory may have been involved, and are being investigated, the report continues.

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    Default Re: Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

    Damn.....I need a drink........

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    I don't think this will be a setback for the value of resverartrol...

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    Default Re: Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

    I just came to post this. I have to wonder...is this real or another attempt to slam supplements and say they are not effective? Is big pharm working on a patent of some form? I realize how skeptical I'm being but.... Also, although this particular person's work may be shifty, it is by far not the only research available on resveratol.

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    Default Re: Red wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

    Personally, I've experienced a number of benefits from supplementing with resveratrol. I don't care what the research says. It works for me.

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    Well Said, Mr. Wizard!

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