by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:
Today, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself from this disease. One way is to eat bilberries (Vaccinium Myrtillus) regularly. A recent study published in the journal Nutrition Research reveals that eating bilberries on a regular basis can help lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
For the study, a team of researchers from Slovakia, Portugal, and Poland investigated the effects of eating bilberries on cardiovascular disease. The research team hypothesized that regular consumption of bilberries can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides, and increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL).