Personal trainer Lori Burkow helps client Marjorie Lebenbaum stretch
February 22-28, 2007
4-10 Adar 5767
Vol. CXXXI, No. 3
at the Jewish Community Center Fitness Club in West Bloomfield.
By Barbara Beznos, RD, LIMN
Integrated Nutrition, LW.
On The Cover:
Potential Lifesaver 15
Defibrillators can make a life-or-death
difference at local fitness centers.
Balancing Act 19
Fitness helps achieve personal equilibrium,
personal trainer says.
WSU's Renewed Appeal 23
Scholarships, honors program, research
center help attract high-quality incoming
Feeding The Fire 27
Imam Qazwini pushes his hard line
against Israel in speech to young Muslims.
Arts/Entertainment . 45
A Binding Effort 37
Beth El volunteers make reading
easier for people who are blind.
Mmmmm, Good! 40
Homemade soups warm the spirit during
Arts & Entertainment
Act Of Friendship 45
Long-term relationship with rabbi brings
Peter, Paul & Mary to Temple Beth El.
Bar , n you
and what health
benefits, if any,
it may impart? Thanks, Darrell.
nswer: Dear Darrell,
Resveratrol is a polyphe-
nolic phytoalexin (whew,
say that 10 times fast). In slightly
plainer English, resveratrol is a
plant-based chemical substance
that contains phenols and possess-
es antibiotic properties produced
by the plant's defense mechanisms.
Resveratrol can be found in several
plants e.g., grapes (primarily skin
and seeds), mulberries, raspber-
ries, peanuts, cranberries, blueber-
ries, and Japanese knotweed,
4- among others. The highest
concentrations of resveratrol
can be found in Japanese
grapes/wine, and non-mus-
cadine red grapes/wine.
Interest in resveratrol
heightened this past
November, when the
/ online journal, Nature,
/ reported on a Harvard
/ study (involving mice) that
suggested that resveratrol
may reverse some obesity-related
complications associated with
diabetes, heart disease, and cancer,
and extend life. Studies are ongo-
ing in these and other areas.
Although available in supplement
form, resveratrol is still under
investigation and it's safety during
pregnancy and lactation has not
— Barbara Beznos,
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