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Strawberry Powder Good for the Health

 

Comment:

Interesting new research that although needs more work done could prove a solution for one of the health problems associated by obesity. 

Posted by James Lamper

 

Research:

Research has been undertaken to see whether or not eating frozen strawberries, which are known as a good source of antioxidants could help keep hearts healthy in obese people. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. 

The scientists in America who looked at this studied 20 obese adults aged 20-50 years who all had a BMI between 30-40. The participants were all placed on a standard diet before either having strawberry powder or a strawberry flavoured control everyday for 3 weeks. 

After the 3 weeks it was found that taking the strawberry powder reduced plasma cholesterol levels. Although longer and bigger research needs to be taken place there are signs that this could benefit obese people. 

 

For more information see: Zunino SJ et al. (2012) British Journal of Nutrition 108(5): pg 900-9.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nutrition-communications.com/news_detail.php?news_id=312

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