Mechanism for How Grapes Reduce Heart Failure Associated With Hypertension Identified, University of Michigan Health System and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study

Published: May 03, 2013

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A new study appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart failure associated with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) by increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant defense in the heart tissue. Grapes are a known natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols, which researchers believe to be responsible for the beneficial effects observed with grape consumption.

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