Can the polyphenol antioxidant resveratrol, commonly found in red wine, augment the angiogenic effects of exercise training? Guest Editor Nisha Charkoudian (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine) interviews lead author Lasse Gliemann (University of Copenhagen) and expert Michael Joyner (Mayo Clinic) about the fascinating, and somewhat surprising, work by Gliemann and colleagues combining exercise training in older men with resveratrol supplementation in pill form. With so much media hype focused on the possibility of a so-called "exercise pill," we break down the myths and focus on the facts in this engaging podcast. Brush off your bicycle helmet, and listen now.
Lasse Gliemann, Jesper Olesen, Rasmus Sjørup Biensø, Jakob Friis Schmidt, Thorbjorn Akerstrom, Michael Nyberg, Anna Lindqvist, Jens Bangsbo, Ylva Hellsten Resveratrol modulates the angiogenic response to exercise training in skeletal muscles of aged men Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published October 15, 2014. DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00168.2014.