Research Roundup

November 1999 Issue

Research Roundup

m New ways in which purple grape juice may counteract heart disease have been identified by University of Wisconsin Medical School researchers. In a study of 15 older men and women, drinking grape juice daily (averaging about 18 ounces for a 150-pound person) for two weeks significantly improved arteries' capacity for blood flow and reduced the oxidation of LDL's ("bad" low-density lipoprotein cholesterol), which contribute to plaque formation. Previous studies have shown that the

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