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Friday 22 August 2014

Strawberries lower risk to women's hearts – study

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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