Evidence that the antioxidant flavonoids in tea and cocoa are beneficial for cardiovascular health

@article{KrisEtherton2002EvidenceTT,
  title={Evidence that the antioxidant flavonoids in tea and cocoa are beneficial for cardiovascular health},
  author={Penny M. Kris-Etherton and Carl L Keen},
  journal={Current Opinion in Lipidology},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={41–49}
}
&NA; Epidemiologic studies suggest an inverse association of tea consumption with cardiovascular disease. The antioxidant effects of flavonoids in tea (including preventing oxidative damage to LDL) are among the potential mechanisms that could underlie the protective effects. Other possible mechanisms include attenuating the inflammatory process in atherosclerosis, reducing thrombosis, promoting normal endothelial function, and blocking expression of cellular adhesion molecules. Cocoa and… 

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