HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Apple consumers reap heart-health benefits thanks to flavonoid content, says new research

WASHINGTON (March 15, 2007) Apples may prove to be a winner when it comes to reducing the risk of heart disease, says a new study of more than 34,000 women. In this study, flavonoid-rich apples were found to be one of three foods (along with red wine and pears) that decrease the risk of mortality for both coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among post-menopausal women, The findings were published in the March 2007 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Women of all ages are encouraged to consume more fruit and vegetables, including apples and apple products, for heart health. However, this study focused on postmenopausal woman, a group becoming more aware of the risk for heart disease. Using a government database that assesses the flavonoid-compound content of foods, the researchers hypothesized that flavonoid intake (in general and from specific foods), might be inversely associated with mortality from CVD and CHD among the women in the study groupSubjects selected for this research analysis were postmenopausal and part of the ongoing Iowa Women's Health Study, each of which has been monitored for dietary intake and various health outcomes for nearly 20 years.

As a result of the extensive analysis that considered what the women ate, the types of cardiovascular-related diseases they experienced, and the overall flavonoid content of an extensive list of foods, the researchers concluded that consumption of apples, pears and red wine were linked with the lowest risk for mortality related to both CHD and CVD (not just one or the other).

"Flavonoids are compounds found in small quantities in numerous plant foods, including fruits and vegetables, tea, wine, nuts and seeds, and herbs and spices," say the university researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Oslo (Norway) Earlier research has indicated that flavonoids also have antioxidant properties that are linked to the reduction o
'"/>

Contact: Susan Taylor
staylor@kellencompany.com
740-549-6538
U.S. Apple Association
15-Mar-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Supersize me mice research offers grim warning for Americas fast food consumers
2. Citizen consumers? Using public services is not like shopping
3. Older consumers prefer emotional appeals
4. American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
5. Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
6. E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
7. Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
8. Study confirms health benefits of whole grains
9. Space technology benefits medical community
10. Inadequate communication reduces benefits of mammogram screening for black women
11. RAND study finds higher quality outpatient care greatly benefits chronically ill patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... “The Majestic Unicorn”: a ... flood. “The Majestic Unicorn” is the creation of published author, Dayna Chantel, an artist ... from far and wide to march aboard the cypress ark-vessel. Male and female, no ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... of a full-time office in downtown Los Angeles, to service existing clients in the ... surrounding areas. , “We are seeing an ever-increasing amount of business demand west of ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Universal Films premieres ... to deliver a powerful message of teamwork, unity and collaboration to its worldwide ... Robert Adetuyi (Beat the World, Stomp the Yard) and Grammy-nominated composer and multi-platinum ...
(Date:9/24/2017)... & Caicos Islands, BWI (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... to announce the resort is re-opening on October 1st. And, throughout the month ... three bedroom oceanfront rentals. , Hurricane Irma and Maria have passed and damage ...
(Date:9/24/2017)... ... September 24, 2017 , ... Millions of families and ... ground water wells can provide clean, safe, potable water. However, well water can also ... faults, leading to disease and illness. , The EPA does not regulate private ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the independent review ... as the number one company for hearing aids, ranking it higher ... other brands. ... Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... actions to streamline operations to more efficiently focus ... its cost structure. Global workforce reductions, including those ... expected to impact approximately 3,500 positions. ... expects annualized savings of approximately $500 million that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: