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Eating Berries May Prevent Heart Attack

By January 16, 2013

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Researchers have reported that eating strawberries and blueberries may reduce the risk of heart attack in women. These berries contain dietary flavonoids that help to improve cardiovascular health. Specific flavonoids such as anthocyanins are thought to improve cardiovascular health by reducing plaque buildup in arteries.

According to senior author of the study Eric Rimm, "Blueberries and strawberries can easily be incorporated into what women eat every week. This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts." In the study, women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week reduced their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third.

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