Millions of Americans suffer from metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized by a group of risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Its treatment often includes PPAR agonists, a class of drugs that help regulate fat and glucose metabolism. However, long-term use of these drugs has been linked with side effects that are liked to increased risk for stroke. New research from the University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory suggests that tart cherries may provide similar cardiovascular benefits as PPAR agonists, but can also reduce the risk of stroke, whether they are taken alone or with the medications. […]Continue reading Tart Cherries May Reduce Risk of Stroke
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