Navigation Links
Berries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women, Study Says
Date:1/15/2013

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week may help reduce a woman's risk of heart attack, a large new study suggests.

The study included nearly 94,000 young and middle-aged women who took part in the Nurses' Health Study II. The women completed questionnaires about their diet every four years for 18 years.

During the study period, 405 participants had heart attacks. Women who ate the most blueberries and strawberries were 32 percent less likely to have a heart attack, compared to women who ate berries once a month or less. This held true even among women who ate a diet rich in other fruits and vegetables.

This benefit was independent of other heart risk factors such as advancing age, high blood pressure, family history of heart attack, body mass index, exercise, smoking, and caffeine and alcohol intake. The findings appear online Jan. 14 in the journal Circulation.

The study can't say specifically what about the berries seemed to result in a lower risk of heart attack among these women, or that there was a direct cause-and-effect link between eating the berries and lowered heart attack risk. But blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that may help widen arteries, which counters plaque buildup, the researchers said. Heart attacks can occur when plaque blocks blood flow to the heart.

"Berries were the most commonly consumed sources of these substances in the U.S. diet, and they are one of the best sources of these powerful bioactive compounds," said study lead author Aedin Cassidy. "These substances, called anthocyanins -- a flavonoid -- are naturally present in red- and blue-colored fruits and vegetables, so they are also found in high amounts in cherries, grapes, eggplant, black currants, plums and other berries."

Men are likely to benefit from eating berries as we
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory
2. Berries, Tea May Cut Mens Odds for Parkinsons: Study
3. Depression after heart attack: Threat perception has to be addressed
4. Heart Muscle Cells Regenerate in Kids, Research Shows
5. Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart, from the January 2013 Harvard Heart Letter
6. Teenagers with a low muscular strength have a higher risk of dying early form heart disease
7. Study shows that human hearts generate new cells after birth
8. Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
9. High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study
10. Researchers identify new target for common heart condition
11. Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Berries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women, Study Says
(Date:9/16/2014)... Discussion abstracts to be presented at the ESMO 2014 ... 2014 at 12:00 (CEST) to give you a first ... medical oncology Congress, under the leading theme Precision Medicine ... where genuinely targeted therapy is now possible for an ... are all working towards a common goal --improved patient ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Perkins, OK (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... Superfood, rich in iron and potassium. They are ... high nutritional values and their healing and health ... and meaty texture Shiitakes can stimulate and strengthen ... infections. Shiitakes contain polycharrides, including beta ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... cloud-based clinical, business management and billing software solutions ... immediate availability of its latest release of ... providers, orthotics and prosthetics providers as well as ... for prior authorization requests (PARs), electronic purchasing, document ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... intelligence firm states that the global facial care market ... billion by 2019. The report, titled ‘Facial Care Market ... Facial Creams, Face Wash, Cleansing Wipes, Serums and Masks ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Cloud based mobile app builder Appy ... API’S to serve m3u8 streams on Android & iOS. ... video events with hundreds of thousands of simultaneous viewers ... is known for making beautiful and interactive apps for ... 8 and already over 100,000 apps have passed through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ESMO 2014 Congress Preview 2Health News:As Fall Schedules Settle In, Block Stress-Related Illness with Your Own Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit from Lost Creek Mushroom Farm 2Health News:As Fall Schedules Settle In, Block Stress-Related Illness with Your Own Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit from Lost Creek Mushroom Farm 3Health News:Brightree Announces Availability of Latest Release 2Health News:Brightree Announces Availability of Latest Release 3Health News:Brightree Announces Availability of Latest Release 4Health News:Global Facial Care Market Will Report a CAGR of 6.9% between 2013 and 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Global Facial Care Market Will Report a CAGR of 6.9% between 2013 and 2019: Transparency Market Research 3
... their seatbelts than the rest of the population, adding ... growing problem. , The connection was made by ... Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. , We found ... Schlundt, associate professor of psychology and assistant professor of ...
... as a non-invasive way to determine the existence and ... development of pharmacologic strategies to combat the condition. These ... journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf ... Diseases (AASLD). The article is also available online at ...
... two editorials published in the September 2007 issue ... medical ethicist discussed whether doctors should participate in ... discussions about physician involvement in capital punishment have ... court systems. And the North Carolina Medical Board ...
... Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan ... City Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showing that cigarette smoking ... 2005 and 2007. The citys teen smoking rate has dropped ... 17.6 percent in 2001 to 8.5 percent in 2007. The ...
... BOSTON, Mass. (Jan. 2, 2008) Athanasios Zavras began ... reports linked oral osteoporosis meds to bone death in ... women and men taking these drugs to postpone dental ... exacerbate the problem. Thats when Zavras, an associate professor ...
... misguided zealots are promoting numerous stress reduction devices, ... The vast majority are supported only by ... others. Very often, as in the case ... stress, scholarly articles from prestigious journals are cited ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obesity linked to decreased seatbelt use 2Health News:MRI techniques evolving towards better assessment of liver fibrosis 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides forum for debate about capital punishment 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides forum for debate about capital punishment 3Health News:Smoking rate among New York City teens was lowest on record in 2007 2Health News:Smoking rate among New York City teens was lowest on record in 2007 3Health News:Oral osteoporosis meds appear to reduce the risk of jaw degradation 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... BOSTON , September 16, 2014 ... Fiona Marshall , will give a presentation entitled " ... StaR ®   technology " ... and Development " virtual symposium run by Chemical & Engineering ... symposium is on Wednesday, 24 September 2014; Dr Marshall,s presentation ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 15, 2014 ... studies presented at the American Society for Radiation ... its Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier, a genomic test ... influence treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes for ... These presentations follow a recently published study that ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... DALLAS , Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... to 2020″, provides key market data on the ... report provides value, in millions of US dollars, ... dollars) within market segments Invasive Body Contouring Devices ... Radio Frequency-Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) Devices, Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares to Present on Structure-Based Drug Design Using G Protein-Coupled Receptors at Inaugural Chemistry & Engineering News Virtual Symposium 2Two New Studies Show Decipher Genomic Prostate Cancer Test Charts Best Course of Treatment and Influences Patient Outcomes 2Two New Studies Show Decipher Genomic Prostate Cancer Test Charts Best Course of Treatment and Influences Patient Outcomes 3Spain Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market (LAL, RFAL, PAL, HIFU) Outlook to 2020 2Spain Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market (LAL, RFAL, PAL, HIFU) Outlook to 2020 3Spain Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market (LAL, RFAL, PAL, HIFU) Outlook to 2020 4Spain Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market (LAL, RFAL, PAL, HIFU) Outlook to 2020 5
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems ... emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale ... today announced that it was granted three new patents ... of China ("SIPO"). The patent awards were related to ...
... Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) today announced the online publication ... demonstrating for the first time a methodology for researchers ... blood samples through the creation of induced pluripotent stem ... B-cell lines reprogrammed to EBV-free induced pluripotent stem cells," ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 2Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 3Cellular Dynamics International Unlocks the Potential of Banked Blood Samples 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: