Navigation Links
Heart Disease In Women Can Be Reduced By Eating Grapes

Heart disease is traditionally thought of as affecting more men than women, but in fact it is the number// one killer of women worldwide . A recent study indicates that polyphenols found in grapes can actually reduce certain key risk factors for coronary heart disease in women .Polyphenols, antioxidant phytonutrients such as resveratrol, anthocyanins, catechins, and quercetin, are believed to help the body's cells resist damage by free radicals. The same disease-fighting properties are thought to be delivered by both fresh grapes and red wine. For the study researchers say they used a lyophilized grape powder consisting of 92 percent carbohydrate and rich in flavans, anthocyanins, quercetin, myricetin, kaempferol, and resveratrol. They set out to evaluate the effects of grape polyphenols on key risk factors for coronary heart disease in pre- and post-menopausal women.

In a study involving 24 pre-menopausal women and 20 post-menopausal women researchers assigned to one of two groups the lyophilized grape powder. For the first four-week period, one group consumed 36g of lyophilized grape powder, and the other received a placebo with an equal ratio of fructose and dextrose and energy content similar to the grape powder (554KJ).

After a three-week washout, the two groups were switched for a second four-week period. Plasma triglyceride concentrations were reduced by 15 percent in the pre-menopausal women after they had taken the grape powder, and 6 percent in the post-menopausal women. Plasma LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol and apolipoproteins B and E were also lower with the grape powder, and cholesterol ester transfer protein activity was decreased by around 15 percent.

Although the grape powder did not appear to affect LDL oxidation it was found to reduce whole-body oxidative stress significantly. In a study in 2003 ,female guinea pigs that had had their ovaries removed were used as a model for menopausal women . The guinea pigs were fed eithe r a control diet or a diet containing grape powder for twelve weeks. The results bore similarities to those observed in the human subjects – that is, in the grape powder group plasma triglycerides were 39 per cent lower, very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol was 50 per cent lower, phospholipids were 30 per cent lower and concentrations of cholesterol in the aorta were 33 per cent lower. However blood levels of LDL cholesterol concentrations did not differ between groups.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Due to Heart Problem
3. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
4. New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
5. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
6. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
7. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
8. Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
9. New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
10. Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
11. Mechanical Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, ... presented a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary ... part of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... To deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or ... Center of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte ... have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: