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Mar 31, 2010

New Study Gives Insight into Açai*

In a recent preclinical study, açai was shown to have significant health-promoting properties. Açai was one of seven berries that demonstrated an ability to maintain healthy proliferation of esophageal cells and were associated with increased antioxidant capacity in rats. Açai was also one of two berries that significantly influenced levels of a cytokine involved in the immune response. These health-promoting properties were linked to açai's content of proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins, two nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

* Stoner GD, Wang LS, et al. Pharmaceutical Research, March 16, 2010

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