These findings suggested that xyloglucan in apple can protect against myocardial injury and lower the risk of coronary heart disease by inhibiting apoptosis and improving energy metabolism.
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Lim SH, Lee J. XYLOGLUCAN INTAKE ATTENUATES MYOCARDIAL INJURY BY INHIBITING APOPTOSIS AND IMPROVING ENERGY METABOLISM IN A RAT MODEL OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. Nutrition Research. September 2017;45:19-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2017.07.003