Monday, August 1, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Could this have been prevented with a glass of Merlot?
Here's some news we can use. Like, now.
A new study by the University of Barcelona and the Spanish National Research Council has found that drinking wine (or simply eating grapes) can help to protect you from a nasty sunburn. Apparently, the flavonoids in the fruit can halt the chemical reaction that zaps skin cells when UV rays hit, limiting sun damage. (See the even more science-y explanation here
reports that cosmetic companies are already trying to make creams and pills that mimic the process. (Or you could, uh, simply drink more wine
Pinot Coppertone, anyone?