Tuesday 28 July 2015

Strawberries lower risk to women's hearts – study

Published 15/01/2013 | 05:00

Scientists found that three handfuls of strawberries  each week reduced the risk of heart attack
Scientists found that three handfuls of strawberries each week reduced the risk of heart attack

Eating strawberries all year round can prevent heart attacks, a study suggests.

Scientists found that three or more handfuls of strawberries or blueberries each week reduced the risk of heart attack in women by up to a third. Both fruits contain flavonoid plant compounds that appear to combat blocked arteries, say the researchers.

The study involved 93,600 participants in the 'Nurses' Health Study II', a major US investigation of women's health.

Irish Independent

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