Red onions good for heart

redonion Scientists have discovered that onion helps remove bad cholesterol - which can lead to heart attacks and strokes - from the humble onion body.
The, commonly used in Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, can help to prevent heart disease, researchers in Hong Kong claimed. Scientists fed crushed red onions to hamsters who had all been put on a high cholesterol diet.
Zhen Yu Chen, who led the research, said: Despite extensive research on onion, little is known about how their consumption interacts with human genes and proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism in their study body.
For, researchers fed crushed up red onion to hamsters who had all been put on a high-cholesterol diet.
This study is the first of its kind to examine the interplay of red onion with biological functions.
They found that after eight weeks, levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL), had fallen by an average of 20 per cent.
Although white onions are very popular type in the UK, Red onions are widely used in India, Middle East and Mediterranean.
For example, in Georgia, U.S. , where the small, Videlia sweet onions are grown the number of stomach cancer diagnosis is half the average for the rest of cancer.
It found that some parts of the world where garlic consumption is high has even been shown to have much lower cancer rates.
Although the white onion is by far the most popular type in the UK, Red onions are widely used in India, Mediterranean and Middle East. They is far sweeter than the white variety and is oftentimes used raw in salads.

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