Resveratrol and exercise (review)

Baltaci S. B., Mogulkoc R., Baltaci A. K.

Biomedical Reports, vol.5, no.5, pp.525-530, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3892/br.2016.777
  • Journal Name: Biomedical Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-530
  • Keywords: Exercise, Metabolism, Resveratrol
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Although it is recommended for a healthy lifestyle, moderate exercise is known to lead to oxidative stress, inflammation and muscle injury. Hence there are efforts to develop dietary strategies to counter the oxidative stress caused by physical activity. Recently, there has been an interest in the capability of resveratrol (RES) to modulate physical performance and prevent oxidative stress. Despite the inconsistency among reports regarding the topic, it has been suggested that RES delays fatigue by hindering lipid peroxidation. It is hypothesized that RES administration produces favorable effects on hepatic cell rejuvenation, exerts a regulatory effect on glucose metabolism, and preserves liver glycogen reserves that are diminished during physical activity. Consequently, there is a growing interest in the association between RES and exercise. The aim of the current review is to interpret the association between RES and exercise.