New Scientific Evidence for How Green Tea and Apples Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer

Article Source: Institute of Food Research (IFR)

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health.

apples_green_tea_health_benefits-compressedDietary studies have shown that people who eat the largest amounts of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. There could be several reasons for this. Some fruit and vegetables naturally contain high amounts of compounds called polyphenols, which could provide protective health benefits.

In this study, Paul Kroon and his team at IFR have shown that polyphenols in green tea and apples block a signaling molecule called VEGF, which in the body can trigger atherosclerosis and is a target for some anti-cancer drugs.

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