A study of a group of cardiovascular strawberries and blueberries on cardiovascular effects was published in Circulation of the American Heart Association. Research on 93,600 women between the ages of 25-42 lasted for 18 years. Women who participated in the research completed the forms given to them by researchers about their feedings every four years. A total of 405 women underwent a heart attack during the study. Experts say that the result of the research is that women should be considered independently of age, blood pressure, weight, mobility, smoking, drinking or alcohol consumption.

According to the results of the study, women who consume at least three servings of strawberries or blueberries per week have a reduced risk of having a heart attack compared to women who consume these fruits at most once a month.  Flavonoid, rich in strawberries and blueberries, contains color pigments as well as plant protection properties. The research revealed that an anthocyanin, a subgroup of flavonoids, enlarges the vessels and prevents blockages.

Professor Aedin Cassidy of the University of East Anglia in Norwich said, “We have shown that increasing the consumption of strawberries and blueberries at younger ages can reduce the risk of developing heart attacks in the future.” According to experts, other fruits from the family of strawberries may also have the effect of strawberries and blueberries. The reason for the selection of these two fruits is that they are the fruits of the most popular and consumed strawberry family in the United States.

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