Chemicals found in apples, oranges and onions could prevent blood clots, claim scientists.
believe that rutin - also present in black and green tea - could be
used in future treatments to protect against heart attacks and strokes. Harvard
researchers found that the chemical helped block a potentially
dangerous enzyme involved in the formation of blood clots.This enzyme - called protein disulfide isomerase - is released very quickly when blood clots form in the arteries and veins.
researchers tested the ability of 500 different chemicals -including
rutin- to block PDI using scientific models on computers. They found that rutin was by far the most effective. The
scientists - whose paper is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation - discovered that it could protect blood clots that occur
in both the arteries and veins.
Source - Daily Mail