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Grapes help protect against metabolic syndrome related organ damage and diabetes progression

Posted May 15, 2013

Metabolic syndrome refers to a related group of conditions including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels that dramatically increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among a host of other serious chronic diseases. Extensive research has identified a number of natural foods and aggressive lifestyle changes that can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

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Grapes may Help Reduce Heart Failure Associated with High Blood Pressure

Posted May 13, 2013

Grapes can reduce the chances of heart failure associated with hypertension by influencing gene activities and metabolic pathways, according to the NIH funded study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. They improve antioxidant levels in the heart.

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Grapes Activate Genes Responsible For Antioxidant Defense In The Heart

Posted May 6, 2013

A study appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry¹ demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart failure associated with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) by increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant defense in the heart tissue. Grapes are a known natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols, which researchers believe to be responsible for the beneficial effects observed with grape consumption.

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One fruit you need if you have high blood pressure

Posted May 4, 2013

Researchers have discovered how a small, tasty fruit turns on genes to reduce heart damage that can lead to heart failure associated with high blood pressure. Scientists have uncovered how grapes work to boost an important antioxidant to keep the heart stronger and more flexible.

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New research: Eat grapes to reduce body-wide inflammation and organ damage

Posted April 25, 2013

Research just presented at the Experimental Biology conference held in Boston this week reveals that grapes contain powerful health promoting properties. Specifically, natural components known as polyphenols appear to protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome – a group of conditions that occurs together and includes high blood pressure, abdominal fat and elevated cholesterol levels.

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Grape Intake May Protect Against Metabolic Syndrome-Related Organ Damage

Posted April 23, 2013

Consuming grapes may help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome, according to research presented Monday at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects.

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Antioxidant cookies made possible by grape seeds, study finds

Posted January 3, 2013

A new study in the December issue of the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that it is possible to create cookies enriched with antioxidants from grape seeds that taste good and have an antioxidant level about 10 times higher than a regular cookie.

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Grape Consumption Significantly Improves Heart Health

Posted December 26, 2012

In past research studies, scientists have vindicated the health promoting benefits of eating grapes to lower the risk of chronic diseases ranging from cancer to dementia and diabetes. Grapes of all varieties contain potent natural compounds known as polyphenols that provide critical antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support for many cellular and metabolic functions throughout the body. New evidence has now emerged to show how eating grapes or taking standardized supplements of grape extracts can improve essential biomarkers to dramatically improve heart health in those individuals with metabolic syndrome.

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A grapefruit a day keeps the doctor away

Posted October 23, 2012

Grapefruits are a great fall and winter fruit with their bright, vibrant color and their sweet tart flavor. Grapefruits are full of vitamins and minerals and contain several phytonutrients that help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease and give you a boost of vitamin C to fight off the common cold. So, if you are feeling bored with your apple, add some zest to your diet with red, pink and white (also called blond) grapefruit. Here are a few reasons why you should add them to your next grocery list.

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Red grape polyphenols fight breast cancer

Posted October 22, 2012

A combination of red grape polyphenols at relatively low doses can be effective at preventing brecancer from progressing to become an advanced disease, according to a study in Translational oncology. The study led by S. F. Dharmawardhane of Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and colleagues found a combination of grape polyphenols at 0.5, 5 or 25 mg/kg significantly reduced the growth of breast cancer xenografts in a nude mouse model.

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