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Grapes and Grape Products: Their Role in Health

Vislocky, Lisa M. PhD, RD; Fernandez, Maria Luz PhD

doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e31823db374
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This article reviews grapes, grape products, and their health benefits in humans. Research indicates that grapes and grape juice have strong cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory effects in adults. A review of this research is presented, and practical recommendations for incorporating grapes into a healthy diet to optimize these effects are provided.

A look into health benefits of a favorite fruit

Lisa M. Vislocky, PhD, RD, is a consultant with FoodMinds, LLC, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Maria Luz Fernandez, PhD, is a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

The development of this article was supported through funding provided by Welch Foods, Inc.

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Correspondence: Maria Luz Fernandez, PhD, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Roy E. Jones Bldg, Unit 40173624, Horsebarn Rd Ext, Storrs, CT 06269 (maria-luz.fernandez@uconn.edu).

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