Effects of Pomegranate Juice Consumption on Myocardial Perfusion in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease.
Pomegranate juice contains antioxidants such as soluble polyphenols, tannins, and anthocyanins and may have antiatherosclerotic properties. However, no study has investigated the effects of pomegranate juice on patients who have ischemic coronary heart disease (CHD).
We investigated whether daily consumption of pomegranate juice for 3 months would affect myocardial perfusion in 45 patients who had CHD and myocardial ischemia in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
In conclusion, daily consumption of pomegranate juice may improve stress-induced myocardial ischemia in patients who have ischemic coronary heart disease.
The American Journal of Cardiology , volume 96, Issue 6, 15