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What Grapes contain that is believed to give protection against cancer & heart disease?

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Asked by MajorVLoganathan, 26 Jan '10 11:18 am
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A study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicates that consuming fresh grapes inhibits the storage of oxidized cholesterol. Fresh grapes contain natural antioxidants or polyphenols, which is believed to protect against heart ailments.
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 26 Jan '10 11:21 am

 
  
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Red grapes and red wine contain levels of flavonoids which have antioxidant properties and help to reduce the risk for cancer and heart disease. These flavonoids also have an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect. Red grape leaves have been traditionally used to treat diarrhea, heavy menstrual bleeding and uterine hemorrhage.

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Several epidemiological studies have shown that moderate consumption of red wine has cardioprotective properties and can decrease coronary heart disease mortality. Studies have shown that quercetin and other polyphenols in wine prevent oxidation. Frankel et al showed in the study entitled "Inhibition in vitro of oxidation of human low density lipoproteins by phenolic compounds in wine" published in Lancet (1993, 39:1743-1748) that red wine protects low density lipoproteins from oxidation. The flavonoids ellagic acid and resveratrol have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Grape seed proanthocyanidins may have therapeutic ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 27 Jan '10 03:23 pm

 
  
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Antioxidants :D
Answered by conviction, 26 Jan '10 01:03 pm

 
  
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The red grapes used in production of red wine...
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 26 Jan '10 11:19 am

 
  
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