Chemical found in apples, onions and green tea can help beat blood clots

Chemicals found in apples, oranges and onions could prevent blood clots, claim scientists.
They 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.
The 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

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