Polyphenolic compounds from red grapes acutely improve endothelial function in patients with coronary heart disease.


BACKGROUND It has been shown that acute intake of red wine improves endothelial-dependent vasodilatation. It is not clear, however, which constituents of red wine are responsible for this effect. We examined whether acute intake of a red grape polyphenol extract has a positive effect on brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation. METHODS We recruited 30… (More)