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Flavonoid-Rich Dark Chocolate Improves Endothelial Function and Increases Plasma Epicatechin Concentrations in Healthy Adults
Background: Dark chocolate derived from the plant (Theobroma cacao) is a rich source of flavonoids. Cardioprotective effects including antioxidant properties, inhibition of platelet activity, andExpand
Effects of cranberry juice consumption on vascular function in patients with coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Cranberry juice contains polyphenolic compounds that could improve endothelial function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine the effects ofExpand
Dietary blueberry attenuates whole-body insulin resistance in high fat-fed mice by reducing adipocyte death and its inflammatory sequelae.
Adipose tissue (AT) inflammation promotes insulin resistance (IR) and other obesity complications. AT inflammation and IR are associated with oxidative stress, adipocyte death, and the scavenging ofExpand
Effect of vitamin E and eccentric exercise on selected biomarkers of oxidative stress in young and elderly men.
Muscle damage resulting from eccentric exercise provides a useful model of oxyradical-induced injury and can be used to examine age-related responses to oxidative stress. Sixteen young (26.4 +/- 3.3Expand
Identification of anthocyanins in the liver, eye, and brain of blueberry-fed pigs.
Dietary intervention with anthocyanins may confer benefits in brain function, including vision. Research to date indicates that animals have only a limited capacity to absorb anthocyanins, comparedExpand
Kynurenine pathway abnormalities in Parkinson's disease
We measured metabolites of tyrosine and tryptophan (TRP) in the frontal cortex, putamen (PT), and pars compacta of the substantia nigra (SN) of control and Parkinson's disease (PD) brain tissues.Expand
Determination of flavonoids and phenolics and their distribution in almonds.
Limited information is available concerning the qualitative and quantitative composition of polyphenolic compounds, especially flavonoids, in almonds. We determined total phenols, flavonoids, andExpand
Avenanthramides are bioavailable and have antioxidant activity in humans after acute consumption of an enriched mixture from oats.
The consumption of polyphenols is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Avenanthramides (AV), alkaloids occurring only in oats, may have anti-atherosclerotic activity, but thereExpand
Anthocyanins are bioavailable in humans following an acute dose of cranberry juice.
Research suggests that anthocyanins from berry fruit may affect a variety of physiological responses, including endothelial function, but little information is available regarding theExpand
Effect of almond consumption on vascular function in patients with coronary artery disease: a randomized, controlled, cross-over trial
ObjectiveAlmonds reduce cardiovascular disease risk via cholesterol reduction, anti-inflammation, glucoregulation, and antioxidation. The objective of this randomized, controlled, cross-over trialExpand