Ever wonder if the antioxidants in your red wine are really good for you? Dr. Kenneth Tew, a leading expert on drug discovery and development, will discuss the benefits of antioxidants at the monthly EnginuitySC Science Cafe tonight at Delaney’s Speakeasy at 6 p.m.
Antioxidants are molecules that help inhibit the production of free radicals, preventing possibly damaging chain reactions within the body’s cells. They can be found in high quantities in food and drink including red wine, dark chocolate and green tea. Academic studies have suggested that antioxidants may reduce risks of heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure.
Tew is the John C. West Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the Medical University of South Carolina, where his research focuses on cancer drug development. He will discuss the effects of antioxidants on the body and answer questions from the audience at the Science Cafe.
The Science Cafe occurs on the second Tuesday of each month at Delaney’s Speakeasy with a new speaker each time. The program is designed to engage the public in discussion about science.