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Aglikon (and - otritsa. Greek glykys – sweet is frequent +; synonym: генин, agglucon) – the part of a molecule of glycosides, glycolipids, glycoproteins and other uglevodsoderzhashchy high-molecular connections which is not containing carbohydrates. The nature of biological activity of all connection often is defined aglikony.

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The American scientists made experiments on mice and came to a conclusion that water-melon juice prevents development of atherosclerosis of vessels. One group of mice drank usual water, and the second – water-melon juice. As a result vessels of the second group were free from cholesteric plaques.