X-Message-Number: 20079
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 16:54:42 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Eat more peanut butter ladies.

Who Knew Peanut Butter Did THIS?

By Cathryn Conroy,
Netscape News Editor

Go ahead and gorge on the ultimate comfort food.  Peanut butter may just lower

your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Reuters reports that Italian researchers
have concluded that women who consume less vitamin E may be at a far greater
risk of heart disease and stroke.  Vitamin E seems to protect against plaque
build-up or atherosclerosis at the carotid bifurcation, the Y-shaped branch in

the arteries of the neck. And peanut butter is packed with vitamin E--along with
canned salmon with the bones, canned tuna fish, olive oil, almonds, and
sunflower seeds.

Led by Dr.  Paolo Rubba from Federico II University in Naples, Italy, the
research team examined 310 women aged 30 to 69, measuring their blood levels of
vitamins A, C, E, and other antioxidants.  They also interviewed each
participant about her medical history, drug use, personal habits, and food

consumption. Based on this information, the women were divided into three groups
based on their vitamin E consumption. (None were taking vitamin supplements.)

Those who ate a diet that was the richest in vitamin E foods also had the lowest
build-up of plaque in the carotid bifurcation.  Reuters reports that those who
consumed the least vitamin E were nearly three times more likely to have
arterial plaque regardless of age, smoking habits, blood pressure, body mass
index (BMI), and other heart disease risk factors.  HOW vitamin E protects
against heart disease and stroke is not yet known.  The study findings were
published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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