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Old 01-10-2008, 11:19 AM
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Default Pomegranate Flowers May Prevent Atherosclerosis

The new study, led by Michael Aviram, looked at the effects of the extracts in laboratory mice engineered to be susceptible to atherosclerosis. The mice consumed the pomegranate extracts (200 micrograms of gallic acid equivalents (GAE) per mouse per day) for three months.

Aviram and co-workers report that extracts from the flowers reduced the area of atherosclerotic lesions by 70 per cent, followed by the juice (40 per cent), and peel (39 per cent), compared to placebo.

Moreover, the flower extracts were associated with decreases in blood lipid and glucose levels of between 18 and 25 per cent.

The researchers also reported that the pomegranate extracts reduced the uptake of oxidised-LDL cholesterol, but only in the animals receiving the juice and peel.

"We conclude that attenuation of atherosclerosis development by some of the pomegranate extracts and, in particular, pomegranate flowers, could be related to the combined beneficial effects on serum lipids levels and on macrophage atherogenic properties," wrote Aviram.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:13 PM
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It seems more and more that all of fruit is rich in phytochemicals, the seed, peel, flower, and sometimes the leaves and bark. Billy goats are on to something.

15 or 20 years ago, when I told my dad about the benefits of pyncnogenol, he commented that he had noticed ancient pine stumps which had rotted in the swamps, leaving only a ring of pine bark, which was apparently impervious to termites and fungus.
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