The rate of cardiovascular disease is much
lower in Japan than in the U.S. and now
scientists at the Cardiovascular Research
Center and Department of Physiology at Temple
University School of Medicine in Philadelphia
think they know why. People in Japan eat
rice virtually every day and rice -- especially
the brown and only partially "polished"
varieties -- contains a natural
compound that appears to guard against high
blood pressure and heart disease.
is already well known as a healthy food
choice because it's a good source of fiber,
B vitamins and other nutrients. But new
research just presented by Temple University
researcher Satoru Eguchi at the American
Physiological Society's Experimental Biology
conference held in Anaheim, California,
reveals another powerful health benefit.
A specific natural compound found in a layer
of tissue surrounding grains of brown rice
inhibits an endocrine protein known as angiotensin
II. In excess, angiotensin II can trigger
serious cardiovascular problems.
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