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ViaViente Demonstrates Cardiovascular Benefits in New Human Trial
Date:8/8/2008

bined; an estimated 1.2 million Americans will have new or recurrent heart attacks in 2008.

Little wonder cardiovascular care is one of our most serious health concerns.

The study uses an established test to measure the reduction of thromboxane in human metabolism. Thromboxane contributes to vasoconstriction, which can increase blood pressure, and platelet stickiness which can lead to clot formation. Both are associated with higher incidence of serious cardiovascular events. Reducing the production of thromboxane can help reduce vasoconstriction and platelet stickiness.

Experts agree that there is a well established relationship between thromboxane and cardiovascular function. In fact, clinical research on it was pioneered by drug companies looking for its relationship to aspirin therapy.

Research indicates that natural anti-oxidants can be effective in reducing thromboxane. The objective of this study was to measure the effectiveness of a proven antioxidant product, ViaViente, at reducing thromboxane in humans, and having a demonstrable benefit to cardiovascular health.

The study investigated the effects of the recommended daily dose of ViaViente for 1 week after a washout period. Sixteen subjects successfully completed the protocol.

Results fell into two categories: significant improvement or no significant change. After just one week, 38% of the subjects showed significant improvement: an average of 16%.

The research team is planning a second phase that will measure results in the same subjects over one month. Bell said that he expects to see an even greater benefit among more participants.

In the mean time, Francis plans to continue taking ViaViente every day.

Kathleen J. Burkhalter is currently in the Masters in Journalism program at Harvard University. She lives in Massachusetts. You can contact the author at kjb@post.harvard.edu.

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