Is Resveratrol the Fountain of Youth? - RD149

Is Resveratrol the Fountain of Youth?

by Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD and Robin B. Dahm, RDN, LDN
(4.5 / 43 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Resveratrol, a compound abundant in red wine and present in other foods, is believed to have unique anti-aging properties. But to what extent? This compound is at the forefront of research for preventing a variety of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. But does it work? This course examines the current research about the anti-aging effects of red wine, the “French paradox” and other potential disease-preventive strategies. The amounts of resveratrol in wine, foods and supplements are discussed, including important factors that impact its effectiveness and bioavailability.


The goal of this continuing education module is to explore resveratrol’s potential role in promoting longevity, prevent specific chronic diseases and develop pharmaceuticals to treat chronic diseases. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the current literature’s proposed characteristics and mechanisms of action of resveratrol and identify major food sources
  • Apply current food-based resveratrol recommendations to clinical practice
  • Discuss the pros and cons of using resveratrol supplements for anti-aging and chronic-disease prevention
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 4040, 5120, 5150, 5160 and performance indicators of 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.2, 10.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/7/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/7/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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RoseEmma M - Hamilton , NJ  ·  Jan 02, 2019
This course was informative regarding resveratrol and potential effects of it in the future
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RYAN M - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Jan 30, 2018
Great education. Enjoyed it.
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Jana S - Eugene, OR  ·  Apr 14, 2017
Great information, and discusses supplements.
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Theresa N - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Jan 24, 2017
I found this course interesting and learning about the studies that have been done.
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MARGARET B - Muskogee, OK  ·  Jan 09, 2017
Great information. Adds to my knowledge base.
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Price: $20.00
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