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Does Pomegranate intake attenuate cardiovascular risk factors in hemodialysis patients?

Posted March 4, 2014

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality among hemodialysis (HD) patients. It has been attributed, among other causes, to hypertension and dyslipidemia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a year-long consumption of Pomegranate juice (PJ), on two traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors: hypertension and lipid profile, as well as on cardiovascular events.

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Pomegranates Pounce Prostate Cancer, Other Benefits

Posted June 11, 2013

A new study shows that a natural supplement containing pomegranate can effectively fight prostate cancer. This finding is not the first time pomegranates have been shown to be helpful against prostate cancer or to offer other health benefits.

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Consuming pomegranate juice regularly improves heart health

Posted December 4, 2012

Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols, tannins, and anthocyanins. The health benefits of pomegranate juice have been compared to that of red wine, purple grape juice, and black tea. The only potential downside of fresh pomegranate juice is that it is very high in natural sugar. One cup of pomegranate juice has nearly 30 grams of sugar.

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Pomegranate may inhibit metastatic breast cancer

Posted October 21, 2012

Pomegranate juice is already known to be active against several cancers, but a new study out of California has just shown for the first time that it potently inhibits three key processes involved in breast cancer metastasis. The researchers were so impressed, they remarked that pomegranate juice is “potentially a very effective treatment to prevent cancer progression in general.”

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Potatoes Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

Just a couple of servings of potato a day can reduce blood pressure in obese or overweight people with high blood pressure, calling into question the lowly spud’s current reputation as a fattening, unhealthy food, according to new research presented at a conference in Denver, Colorado.

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Potatoes Reduce Blood Pressure in People With Obesity and High Blood Pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

The potato’s stereotype as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. Scientists reported on the research, done on a group of overweight people with high blood pressure, at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Potatoes promoted for their potassium content

Posted April 30, 2012

A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is that fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are nutrient dense, are not affordable to the average consumer. Research presented today at the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) demonstrates that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce department, providing significantly better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. Per serving, white potatoes were the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or fruit.

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Study: Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure in People with Obesity and Hypertension Without Increasing Weight

Posted April 30, 2012

The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple Majesty) a day decreases blood pressure by about 4 percent without causing weight gain. In a report in the ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers say that decrease, although seemingly small, is sufficient to potentially reduce the risk of several forms of heart disease.

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