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Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour shows anti-obesity benefits: Hamster data

Posted February 25, 2014

Supplementing a high-fat ‘Western’ diet with Chardonnay grape seed flour may significantly reduce cholesterol levels, abdominal fat and weight gain, compared to a high-fat diet alone, says a new study from California.

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‘Opening doors’: Whole grape extracts support cardiovascular health and antioxidant activity

Posted January 15, 2014

Daily intake of a whole grape extract may improve antioxidant levels, and improve cholesterol levels, says the first North American study to report such measures.

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Inhibitory effects of grape skin extract and resveratrol on fatty acid synthase

Posted December 17, 2013

Grape skin, a rich source of phytochemicals, has been reported to possess remarkable anti-obesity activity. Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is a key enzyme catalyzing the synthesis of fatty acid de novo, and has been considered as an anti-obesity target. To elucidate the anti-obesity mechanism of grape skin, we investigated the effects of grape skin extract (GSE) and resveratrol, one of the phytochemicals in GSE, on FAS and FAS over-expressed 3 T3-L1 preadipocyte.

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One Major Reason to Wine as you Dine: Treat and Prevent Most Cancers

Posted October 13, 2013

When it comes to fighting off cancer, a new study has discovered that red grapes and the wine made from them are kicking major behind, where drinking red wine means lower cancer risks. Multiple cancers fall prey to a compound found in the fruit and its fermented form. There are always some great reasons to have wine with your dinner, when home or out with friends. Few actually need a reason to enjoy a glass though.

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Flavonoids from red grapes and blueberries synergistically boost immune response

Posted September 26, 2013

For the past decade, nutrition scientists have known that certain whole foods that are consumed in their natural and unprocessed forms promote vibrant health by stimulating the innate immune response system, while virtually all refined foods and hydrogenated fats promote disease. Extensive research studies have determined that protective compounds that protect plants from disease can have a similar effect when eaten by humans. Resveratrol found most commonly in red grapes and pterostilbene sourced from blueberries work in concert with our own natural reserve of vitamin D to stimulate our immune system and prevent chronic disease.

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Red Grapes, Blueberries May Enhance Immune Function

Posted September 18, 2013

In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd – the resveratrol found in red grapes and a compound called pterostilbene from blueberries.

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Fruit Takes a Bite Out of Diabetes Risk

Posted August 30, 2013

Eating more fruit, particularly apples, grapes, and blueberries, meant lower type 2 diabetes risk, according to findings from a longitudinal observational study. Each additional three servings per week of whole fruit was associated with a significant 2% lower odds of type 2 diabetes incidence after adjustment for other dietary, lifestyle, and personal risk factors, Qi Sun, MD, ScD, of Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues found.

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Oregon grape root used as an anti-microbial agent

Posted August 23, 2013

The onset of more and more bacteria-caused illnesses has prompted experts to make use of other means other than synthetic drugs to cure people. The Oregon grape is one of the herbs that have become quite a star among herbalists, especially since it is claimed to have anti-bacterial properties. Experts are already trying to harness the extract coming from the Oregon grape root in order to check that it really has anti-bacterial properties that will help cure those who have various bacterial problems.

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Grape Consumption Associated With Healthier Eating Patterns

Posted August 5, 2013

In a new observational study published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers looked at the association of grape consumption, in the non-alcoholic forms most commonly consumed – fresh grapes, raisins and 100% grape juice – with the diet quality of a recent, nationally representative sample of U.S. children and adults.

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Grape consumption associated with healthier eating patterns in US children and adults

Posted August 3, 2013

In a new observational study published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers looked at the association of grape consumption, in the non-alcoholic forms most commonly consumed – fresh grapes, raisins and 100% grape juice – with the diet quality of a recent, nationally representative sample of U.S. children and adults. Their findings suggest that, among adults and children, consumption of grapes and grape products is associated with healthier dietary patterns and improved nutrient intakes.

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