By Christin Senior | January 17, 2019 3:09 pm


A product that may already be your pantry may hold the secret to protecting the heart from disease. Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences researchers have found that sesame oil can prevent or reduce the development of the build-up of plaque in the artery walls, known as atherosclerosis.

Cardiovascular researcher, Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy found that mice treated for 30 days with sesame oil extracts, and later exposed to a high fat diet developed significantly less plaque buildup compared to a control group that received no treatment. His research was featured on Illinois ABC-affiliate WQAD during their health segment.

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