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2012-08-09 06:26:47

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition.[1] Researchers observed a reduction in key risk factors for heart disease in men with metabolic syndrome: reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. (Photo:...

2012-04-24 14:20:57

FRESNO, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming grapes may help protect heart health in people with metabolic syndrome, according to research presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California. Natural components found in grapes, known as polyphenols, are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/CG93741) The study, led by principal investigator Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez, Department of...

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2010-04-06 10:09:27

New research reports that eating protein in the morning helps manage hunger A new study demonstrates that eating protein-rich eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day. The study, published in the February issue of Nutrition Research, found that men who consumed an egg-based breakfast ate significantly fewer calories when offered an unlimited lunch buffet compared to when they ate a carbohydrate-rich bagel breakfast of equal...