Strawberries lower risk to women's hearts – study
Published 15/01/2013 | 05:00
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.