RESVERATROL MAY HELP
REDUCE HEART DISEASE IN
A study to evaluate the effects of grape polyphenols,
like resveratrol, on pre- and postmenopausal women.
Risk of Heart Disease in Women
Current findings confirm that menopausal status has an
effect on coronary heart disease risk factors.
Postmenopausal women can make a variety of lifestyle
changes to control the increased risk of heart disease:
Increased physical activity
Intake of fruits rich in polyphenols.
Polyphenol treatment effectively reduced the major
coronary heart disease risk factors that are elevated after
menopause and has a distinct role in altering intracellular
processing of lipoproteins and inflammation.
• In this 2008 study by The Department of Nutritional Sciences at
the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and the Department of Medicine
at Columbia University in New York, NY, doctors evaluated the effects of
grape polyphenols, like resveratrol, on pre- and postmenopausal women.
• The women consumed an engineered grape powder or a placebo for four
weeks. There were alterations in oxidative stress levels and inflammation
markers. Consuming the polyphenols beneficially affected the key risk
factors for coronary heart disease in both pre- and postmenopausal women.
Effects of the Polyphenol Resveratrol
Resveratrol can be naturally found in red wine, grape skins, and peanuts. Effective
doses of this polyphenol can be simulated by taking a resveratrol supplement in