Your Health: Sep. 20, 1999

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THE GREAT GRAPE There's little dispute that red wine can help keep a heart healthy. Now it's increasingly clear that grape juice may do the trick too. Purple grape juice--not the white kind--seems to offset damaging effects of LDL (or "bad") cholesterol and keep blood vessels elastic in adults who drink about 12 oz. a day. The fruit juice contains the same beneficial flavonoids--aromatic micronutrients--found in red wine.

GET MOVING Here's yet another reason to exercise. A report on 60,000 women shows that exercise can help maintain gallbladder health. Engaging in moderate activity at least two hours a week--walking,...

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