Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Berries Slash Women's Heart Attack Risk

Margie King
Natural Blaze
Berries have long been known to pack big health benefits in their small size. According to Harvard researchers eating at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries every week can save women from heart attacks.

Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom examined the berry-eating habits of 93,600 women between the ages of 25 and 42. The women were part of the Nurses' Health Study II. They completed questionnaires about their diet every four years for 18 years.

In their study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association the researchers concluded that 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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