Posted by: wellness training services | July 15, 2013

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY GRAPES

Eating grapes may help reduce inflammation in the body.

Eating grapes may help reduce inflammation in the body. In fact, the benefits may be powerful enough to prevent the organ damage metabolic syndrome can cause – at least in rats. (Metabolic syndrome is combination of risk factors that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.) Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the effects of adding grapes to the equivalent of a high-fat American style diet fed to obesity-prone rats. The grapes were freeze-dried into powder and included green, red and black varieties. After 90 days of this diet, the researchers saw a reduction of inflammatory markers in the rats’ bodies, especially in the liver and in abdominal fat. They also measured increases in markers of antioxidantdefense, particularly in the liver and kidneys. They credited the polyphenols (antioxidants that benefit health) in the grapes with the improvement. The study results were presented in April at the Experimental Biology conference in Boston.

 

Source:
E. Mitchell Seymour et al, “Grape intake exerts diverse tissue pharmacogenomic effects in model of metabolic syndrome.” FASEB J April 9, 2013 27:862.22

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