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Resveratrol molecule. Computer model of a molecule of resveratrol. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (green), hydrogen (white) and oxygen (pink). Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a defence chemical produced by plants, found in red grapes, peanuts, blueberries and some pines. It protects theses plants against fungal infections. Resveratrol has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in humans and to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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