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Beneficial effects of flavonoid-rich black and green tea on macrocirculation have been well established. Theaflavins are unique to black tea as they are formed from catechins during the enzymatic oxidation of tea leaves. The study was performed to gain more insight into the effects of theaflavins on microcirculation and to compare effects with another(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dietary flavonoids, such as those present in black tea, are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), possibly through improving nitric oxide (NO) mediated vascular function. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of acute black tea ingestion on cutaneous microvascular function. METHODS Twenty healthy(More)
Studies were performed on the growth and the alkaloid content of stem callus cultures of Cinchona pubescens Vahl concerning the influence of plant growth regulators in the medium. After two months the increase of fresh weight of cultures grown in the dark was less than those incubated with illumination. A number of quinoline and indole alkaloids could be(More)
Polyphenols in grape and wine have been suggested to contribute to the cardiovascular health benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle. The reported effects of grape products on blood pressure (BP) remain, however, equivocal. In a double-blind placebo controlled crossover study, the effect of two grape extracts on BP and vascular function was assessed in 60(More)
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