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Systematic Review of Anthocyanins and Markers of Cardiovascular Disease

Article Published Jan 9, 2016

Anthocyanins and Cardiovascular Disease: Can the number one cause of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD), be reduced from eating a diet consisting of pigmented plant-based foods? A systematic review found that those who ate more colorful foods had lower biomarkers that are related to CVD. The researchers believe that foods with more pigments, such as the red-orange or blue-purple anthocyanins, have clear and long term nutritional impacts.

 Nutrients. 9 January, 2016.

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A high anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women

Article Published Jan 15, 2013

Myocardial Infarction (MI): Will a diet consisting of anthocyanins reduce the risk of heart attacks in young and middle-aged women? A study found an that diets with high intakes of anthocyanins was correlated with lower risk of MI. The researches believe that strawberries and blueberries, both anthocyanin rich foods, had the strongest correlation to reduced MI risk.

 Circulation. 15 January, 2013.

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