Study Says Berries May Substantially Lower Women's Heart Attack Risk
A new Harvard study finds that women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week may reduce heart attack risk by as much as 33%.
Researchers credit anthocyanin, a dietary flavonoid found in these colorful berries, for improving blood flow and countering plaque build-up.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women -- more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. This latest research indicates that a simple change in diet could have major implications for what is one of today's biggest health challenges. It also expands the list of berry benefits, which includes brain health, cancer prevention, and lowered Type 2 diabetes risk.
Read more about the study:
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You can find the latest research about heart health, as well as a wide range of berry health studies at Wild Blueberry Research.