Early stage discoveries: Resveratrol reduces endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus starts growing outside of the uterus. With each menstrual cycle, the external endometrial tissue thickens, breaks down, and bleeds, but because it has no way to exit the body, it becomes trapped, irritating the surrounding tissue. This causes pain and can lead to infertility.

In the lab, resveratrol decreased the number and size of endometrial implants, suppressed the spread of endometrial tissue, reduced new blood vessel formation, and decreased inflammation.

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