Monday, March 8, 2010

Get Smart About Heart Health

Did you know Heart Disease is the biggest killer of women in Australia?
Research commissioned by POM Wonderful has revealed most Australian women are largely uninformed regarding the prevalence of this life threatening disease.1 One in three women die because of heart disease every year in Australia.POM Wonderful’s study, conducted by Galaxy research, shows that more than half of Australians incorrectly named breast cancer as the leading cause of death amongst women.While breast cancer is a serious disease that affects many women, it’s actually the fifth major cause of death of women in Australia.3
Heart your heart for a healthy life...
National Heart Week, the first week in May, is the perfect motivation to encourage Australian women to check up on their hearts and look at ways to lead a healthier life. Nutritionists and dieticians recommend a healthier diet and regular exercise as simple measures women can take to help reduce the risks of heart disease and improve overall health. Eating vegetables and fruits high in polyphenol antioxidants with a low glycemic index score such as broccoli, cabbage and pomegranate juice has been shown to promote long-term health, reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease and assisting with sustainable weight loss.

POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice not only contains superior levels of polyphenol antioxidants, it has been certified by Sydney University’s Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRS) as a low Glycemic Index (GI) drink (53 score).Since 1998, POM Wonderful has supported research on Wonderful variety pomegranates, which has involved top scientists from leading universities around the world, including a Nobel Laureate. So far, over 50 studies have been published in peer-review journals. One primary research area has been cardiovascular health.
1 The Galaxy Research national survey was conducted online with a total of 509 respondents aged 18 years and above in July 2009
2 Heart Foundation of Australia website 2010
3 Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Overview of Australian Women’s Health, Leading causes of death and burden of disease
4 What is Glycemic Index, July 2009, The Official Website of the Glycemic Index and GI Database -
5 N. Seeram, et al., Comparison of Antioxidant Potency of Commonly Consumed Polyphenol-Rich Beverages in the United States, Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry (2008)


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