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    Pomegranate juice consumption reduces oxidative stress, atherogenic modifications to LDL, and platelet aggregation
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    deadmanwalking57 posted:
    A study from back in 2000.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10799367 Abstract


    "Pomegranate juice had potent antiatherogenic effects in healthy humans ... that may be attributable to its antioxidative properties."


    Full Text: at http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/5/1062.long


    I have been eating pomegranates or drinking the juice since 2007, when I found this and other articles regarding the beneficial effects of
    pomegranates.

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    James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
    These studies are always interesting. But the challenge is how to translate them into real world applications. Unfortunately, it's very expensive to do a large scale research study to prove the clinical benefit of a particular food or vitamin - that's why so many studies are done retrospectively, or people draw conclusions based upon lab testing like this. So it's important to interpret these findings with an open mind and proper perspective. In any case, they taste good...!


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