Apple is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis – Studies


LONDON: In a recent study, it was found that an apple a day will surely keep you safe from atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a disease affecting arterial blood vessels.

Scholars found that consuming apples have a comparable cardiovascular protective action as that of grapes. Extracting its juice raises the bioavailability of the naturally occurring compounds and anti-oxidants found in the whole fruit.

Scholars said these outcome shows for the first time that long term consumption of anti-oxidants supplied by apples and purple grapes, particularly phenolic compounds, averts the development of atherosclerosis in hamsters, and that the processing can have a major bang on the potential health effects of a product.

The scholars finished by saying that their work would help give support that fruit and fruit juices may have important clinical and public health significance.

This study was available in the April issue of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.


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