Watermelon reduces hardening of arteries

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Watermelon is good in the case of atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries.

The model used for a study involved mice with diet-induced high cholesterol. One group was just given water to drink while the experimental group was given watermelon juice.

Also read: How to reduce cholesterol in the Indian diet

By week eight of the study conducted by the University of Kentucky, mice given watermelon juice had lower body weight than the other group due to decrease of fat mass, according to a varsity statement.

Atherosclerosis occurs when fat, cholesterol and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard structures called plaques. They experienced no decrease in lean mass.

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