Navigation Links
Valentine's Day Indulgences Can Be Heart Healthy
Date:2/9/2009

Research shows things associated with the holiday from fruit and wine to massage can lower stress and reduce heart risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sweet delights of Valentine's Day are thought of as indulgences, but fruit, chocolate, wine and romance can be good for your heart, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Of course moderation is key when enjoying food and wine, but there are components in tart cherries, grapes and wine that can lower blood pressure and protect heart muscle. And a glass wine and massage can do wonders for lowering stress and anxiety.

"There are many fruits associated with Valentine's Day, most commonly cherries, of course," says Steven F. Bolling, M.D., professor of cardiac surgery at the U-M medical school. "In cherries there are compounds called anthocyanins, which also can be very good for your heart. Perhaps we could even take the cherries and dip them in chocolate to make a very good, heart-healthy Valentine's snack."

Not any chocolate will do. Dark chocolate is the kind that contains flavonoids credited with being good for the heart.

"People have asked the question which is better for you: red wine or white wine? Probably wine in itself is good for you, just because it reduces stress and anxiety; let's not over do it," Bolling warns. "But red wine has specific agents, perhaps in the dark skin of red wine grapes that are heart-healthy and heart-friendly."

Bolling recently published research on the benefits of grapes. A study performed in the U-M Cardioprotection Research Laboratory showed grape intake lowered blood pressure and improved heart function in lab rats. While more research should done, the study results were encouraging.

The animals in the study were like many Americans who have high blood pressure related to their diet, particularly a salty diet. So wh
'/>"/>

SOURCE University of Michigan Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Free Valentines for Veterans Concerts Honor Veterans Across the Country
2. KN Tranquility Suite(TM) Hosts Spa Indulgences and High-Tea Service on the Magnificent Mile
3. Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works
4. Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy
5. WorldHeart Appoints New President and CEO
6. iPhone Can Now Double as a Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Tracking System
7. New Toast to Women Website to Raise $100,000 for Women With Heart Disease
8. Stater Bros. Campaigns to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke... At All Stater Bros. Supermarket Locations
9. Its a Wrap - New York Hospital Queens Goes Red Seven Stories Up to Build Awareness of Womens Risk for Heart Disease
10. New GP computer software to help prevent heart disease
11. Classified -- the lonely hearts long road to respectability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention is pleased to announce that Gigi ... North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been ... Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest award. , Since ... experts to direct its work to improve the health ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased ... first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck ... devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of all ... free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ease ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross and ... Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... for people to share their stories about how they or ... simply inspired others by living in the moment. By telling ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... College of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & ... with L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal ... exercise. 1 , Participants in the double-blind, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 2Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 3Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 4Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... news for French fry lovers? Yes! It has been found ... found in // baked and fried food -- and breast ... 667 breast cancer patients. ,The participants had their average ... risk of breast cancer in the women whose intake was ...
... the standard test to detect dementia so that it ... early. The test called National Institute //of Ageing's ... list (CWL) needs only ten minutes to administer. ... dementia as these stages often go undetected. They used ...
... present in the juice of pomegranate may help in ... the process of plaques etc forming in the inner ... a state of atherosclerosis. This causes disturbed blood flow ... increases the risk of atherogenesis. ,The new ...
... of Neurology, the epilepsy drug Valproate has been linked to ... ,For pregnant women with epileptic seizures, often the drug Valproate ... the drug in their first trimester of pregnancy often gave ... was collected from pregnant women in US and Canada through ...
... improve worsening heart failure or prevent death in patients with ... was found out in the largest international trial on acute ... if something more could be done for acute heart failure ... them from coming back. ,More than 1,400 acute heart ...
... behind me, starving to death, " Mark Schindler said. " ... and we talk together. She is my life..................” said the ... the US Congress said on Saturday that they have agreed ... life of Terri Schiavo, the brain damaged woman whose feeding ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/22/2015)... RMD ) today announced results for its quarter ... million, a 10 percent increase compared to the quarter ended ... currency basis). Net income was $91.2 million, an increase of ... Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.64, an ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Profil Institute for Clinical ... diabetes and obesity, announced today a new textbook,  Translational ... published by Springer, a leading global scientific publisher. ... and illustrate techniques for use in early phase clinical ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w25xpc/allergy ... Market by Allergen Source, Product & by End User - ... The global allergy diagnostics market is valued at ... a CAGR of 12.67%, to reach $2,230.72 million by 2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 3Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Allergy Diagnostics (Immunoassay Analyzer, Luminometer, Assay Kit, Consumables) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2011 UCB, a leading biopharmaceutical ... and research, is proud to sponsor several key sets ... Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Baltimore, ... are committed to working toward improving the lives of ...
... Technologies Inc., the leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic ... the European commercial launch of its ECVUE ™ ... cardiac arrhythmias. In conjunction with this commercial launch, ... three clinical customers, which include Dr. Wyn Davies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 2New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 3New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 4New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 5New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 6New Data on Vimpat® (lacosamide) C-V to Be Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 7CardioInsight Announces CE Mark Clearance and European Launch of the ECVUE™ Non-Invasive Electrocardiographic Mapping System 2
Individually, self-contained, stackable drawers....
Shandon Wooden Slide File Storage Box...
Modular Specimen Filing System has five cells that can hold either slides or tissue cassettes....
... expanded database containing over 330 species ... VITEK 2 Compact offers enhanced identification ... time (2 to 14 hours), it ... that contaminate production areas and final ...
Medicine Products: