Watermelon Reduces Atherosclerosis, University of Kentucky Study  
11/1/2011 7:23:36 AM

In a recent study by University of Kentucky researchers, watermelon was shown to reduce atherosclerosis in animals. The animal model used for the study involved mice with diet-induced high cholesterol. A control group was given water to drink, while the experimental group was given watermelon juice. By week eight of the study, the animals given watermelon juice had lower body weight than the control group, due to decrease of fat mass. They experienced no decrease in lean mass.