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Study: Red wine pill may keep doctor away, extend life

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The Deluccias enjoy some red wine at Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Greenville. (Mar. 12, 2013/FOX Carolina) The Deluccias enjoy some red wine at Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Greenville. (Mar. 12, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Tiffany and T.J. Deluccia indulge in a glass of wine every now and then at Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Greenville.

"Seems like a lot of people drink wine because they really enjoy the taste or the culture of it," Tiffany Deluccia said.

At Stellar, they can choose from a cellar or an extensive wine list.

"We have 50 different wines by the glass here which is unusual for a restaurant in Greenville," Tim Robinson, the co-owner of Stellar, said. "We also pair wines with different foods."

A new study shows doctors and researchers with drug companies are now working on a new red wine pill.

"I think it sounds better just to have a glass of red wine rather than take a pill," Robinson said.

According to the study published in the journal Science, resveratrol is found in red wine and helps fight an anti-aging enzyme in our bodies. But you have to drink 100 glasses a day to get the same benefit researchers are seeing, so that's why they're working on an equal dosage in pill form.

"My grandmother has a glass of wine every day and she's 85 and has to take no supplements at all. I aspire to be more and more like her every day," T.J. Deluccia said.

Reports show if you take the red wine pill you may even live to be 150 years old, but there are skeptics.

"I don't know, I'm a little leery of new pills that come out," Tiffany Deluccia said.

Right now the drug is being tested on mice as well as other animals. If approved, the synthetic red wine pill could be available in five years.

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