Oenology: Red wine procyanidins and vascular health

  title={Oenology: Red wine procyanidins and vascular health},
  author={Roger Corder and William Mullen and Noorafza Q. Khan and Serena C. Marks and Elizabeth G. Wood and Martin J. Carrier and Alan Crozier},
Regular, moderate consumption of red wine is linked to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease and to lower overall mortality, but the relative contribution of wine's alcohol and polyphenol components to these effects is unclear. Here we identify procyanidins as the principal vasoactive polyphenols in red wine and show that they are present at higher concentrations in wines from areas of southwestern France and Sardinia, where traditional production methods ensure that these compounds are… 
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J. Agric. Food. Chem
  • J. Agric. Food. Chem
  • 2006