Peanut and red wine compound may help improve mobility in seniors

Scientists have discovered that a natural compound found in peanuts and red wine might improve mobility in elderly by reducing motor deficiencies.

Researchers from the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh found that resveratrol could cut motor deficiencies in older people.

“Our study suggests that a natural compound like resveratrol, which can be obtained either through dietary supplementation or diet itself, could actually decrease some of the motor deficiencies that are seen in our ageing population,” Jane E Cavanaugh, leader of the research team said.

Cavanaugh said that falls become more common with advancing age and are the leading cause of injury-related death among people older than 65.

In addition, about one in three older Americans have difficulty with balance or walking, according to the American Geriatrics Society.