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Grapes and Grape Products Show Exciting Potential in Optimizing Health
Date:9/10/2009

way for consumers to prevent such diseases as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and tooth decay while improving the immune functions and increasing cognitive and motor functions among older people.

The "Grapes and Health" supplement also includes information on seven other topics regarding grapes and their many potential benefits:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Immune function
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive function/brain health
  • Anti-microbial/anti-adhesion capabilities
  • Bioavailability of grape compounds in metabolism

"It was fascinating to bring such a diverse group of experts together to consider and discuss the consumption of grapes and grape products and the potential ability to optimize one's health," said Jean-Mari Peltier, President of NGWI. "The interest in grapes and health is very strong and there is no doubt that research in this area will continue at full force."

NGWI is a nationwide coalition representing all segments of the grape industry including: raisin, juice, fresh grape and wine. NGWI membership includes grape growers, processors, wineries and representatives of academic institutions and cooperative extension organizations committed to improving our industry.

                             Note to Interested Media

       -- To review the individual grape and grape product abstracts contained
          in the supplement to the Journal of Nutrition, please visit:

          http://jn.nutrition.org/current.shtml#SUPPLEMENT__GRAPES_AND_HEALTH

       -- In addition to the abstracts, videos of the contributing researchers
          can be accessed which can provide additional insight and
          information. Simply visit:

                 
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