US Pharm. 2012;37(7):6.
College Station, TX—Plums, peaches, and nectarines contain
bioactive compounds that may fight off metabolic syndrome, new studies
by Texas AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University have found.
“Phenolic compounds present in these fruits have anti-obesity,
anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties in different cell lines
and may also reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol LDL which is
associated to cardiovascular disease,” stated researcher Luis
Cisneros-Zevallos, PhD. Uniquely, the various bioactive compounds in
these stone fruits work simultaneously to combat the different
components of the disease—obesity, inflammation, diabetes, and
cardiovascular disease. This is believed to be the first time that a
fruit’s bioactive compounds have been demonstrated to potentially act on
different fronts against a disease.
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