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November 1997 Issue

Flavonoids in Grape Juice Mirror Benefits of Red Wine

Q. I've heard that drinking grape juice may lower my risk of having a heart attack. Is this true? A. Preliminary research in both animals and humans does indeed suggest that compounds called flavonoids, found in grapes, may make blood less likely to clot. (Blood clots are thought to be an instigator of plaque buildup on artery walls and can also precipitate a heart attack by blocking blood flow.) These same flavonoids are

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