California Dried Plum Board Release: Pioneer Study Reveals Dried Plums Effective in the Reduction of Heart Disease, University of Minnesota Study

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An animal study published in the British Journal of Nutrition this month suggests that eating dried plums slows the development of atherosclerosis. An inflammatory disease, better known as “hardening of the arteries,” it is the condition that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke, and is the leading cause of death in our society.

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