Grapes
 

Grapes and Health - Research Highlights

 


 

Over 15 years of research suggests that grapes may offer intriguing health-promoting possibilities.  Specifically, research suggests that grapes help support heart health and may help promote long-term health.

Research is ongoing to uncover just how grapes may deliver these benefits.  Studies suggest that grape polyphenols, in a variety of ways, may help protect the health and function of our cells in multiple ways, contributing to antioxidant action and influencing an array of cell communications that affect important biological processes.

 

Grapes and Heart Health

Numerous studies on grapes and grape products, including table grapes, grape juice and wine, suggest that grapes contribute to heart health.1  This benefit is typically attributed to the polyphenols present in the grape.

Human studies have shown that eating a variety of grapes may help maintain a healthy heart2 by promoting the relaxation of blood vessels to help maintain healthy blood flow and function.  Additionally, studies suggest that grapes impact other aspects of heart health as well.   

 

For a look at some grape study details on heart health, click here.

 

Grapes and Healthy Aging

Emerging research suggests that grapes may help maintain health in a variety of ways.

In addition to heart health, current areas of scientific study include looking at the potential benefits of grape consumption on eye, brain, joint, bone, bladder, skin, colon health, and more.

These emerging studies reflect a mix of human, animal and cell studies, and provide valuable information for future research. Good science takes time, but already a solid foundation of evidence on grapes and health is in place.

Current areas of research include heart, eye, brain, joint, cell health and more, which will result in a steady stream of new findings.  Good science takes time, but already a solid foundation of evidence on grapes and health is in place.

Some research highlights from table grape studies are presented below and provide an illustration of the multi-faceted ways through which grape consumption may benefit health.  These emerging studies reflect a mix of human, animal and cell studies, and provide valuable information for future research.  

 

For a look at some of the grape study details of these emerging areas of research, click here.

 

1 Vislocky LM, Fernandez ML. Biomedical effects of grape products. Nutrition Reviews. 2010, Vol 68(11):656-670.

2 Ibid.