Tobacco smokes out Hopkins resveratrol study

Resveratrol proponent Bill Sardi slams Johns Hopkins long-term study that suggests the compound has no effect on longevity.

Bill Sardi stomps on the recent resveratrol-damning research from Johns Hopkins with the passion of someone squashing wine grapes beneath their feet to produce the stuff.

Sardi, founder of Longevinex, a dietary supplement based on resveratrol, penned a response to the Johns Hopkins study, which found that resveratrol had no long term (9-years) effect on the lifespan of a group of Italian wine drinkers as biting as a corked bottle of Chianti.

His article, featured on, links to a report that talks about how tobacco consumption smokes out any potential resveratrol power among the Italians studied. It’s tobacco people should stay away from, he says. “Modern medicine is fabricating false information about dietary supplements to no end,” he writes.

He points to an Intelligent Medicine podcast in which Dr. Ronald Hoffman, founder of the Hoffman Center for Alternative Medicine in New York City, suggests that modern medicine in orchestrating repeated attacks against dietary supplements, referring to the much publicized “Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last year, among others.

“This latest negative report against dietary supplements that suggests wine drinkers abandon consumption of the bubbly for health reasons leads us to guess that these factitious reports are either intended to fuel onerous restrictions against healthy foods and supplements or are just plain scare tactics to frighten the public away,” he writes. So, haters stop hating. And drink up, people.

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