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New Research Suggests Drinking as Little as One Cup of Black Tea Per Day May Help Maintain Cardiovascular Function and Heart Health

... of each dose was standardized but the dose of tea flavonoids was controlled at levels of 0 (the control dose), 100, 200, 400 and 800 mg of tea flavonoids per day. A standard cup of black tea contains ... maintain a healthy heart. In this new study, tea flavonoids appeared to play a role in maintaining healthy ...

Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart

... benefits. Health benefits associated with flavonoids have been reported for decades, but it's still ... to make specific recommendations about which flavonoids to eat for specific health effects because of a ... and 2.5 for diastolic. As more research on flavonoids becomes available, it is likely that no single ...

Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk

... flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco ... News) -- Eating fruits and vegetables rich in flavonoids and drinking tea may help protect smokers from ... University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). flavonoids are water-soluble plant pigments that have ...

Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

... study suggests. In experiments with mice, two flavonoids called luteolin and diosmin reduced levels of ... The research team would like to use the two flavonoids to see if they can reduce amyloid plaque in humans, since they believe flavonoids would be safe and have few side effects compared ...

Researchers genetically engineer micro-organisms into tiny factories

... focus on the biosynthesis of a popular group of flavonoids called isoflavonoids. Ultimately, we want to ... his colleagues produced about 400 milligrams of flavonoids per liter of cell culture, far above the next ... and hopes to achieve pilot scale production of flavonoids by the end of this year. ...

Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion

... green tea was identified to being superior over black due to its natural flavonoids (plant nutrients) and antioxidants. But, if you do drink tea, ... such as milk, lemon, or sugar because they combine with tea's natural flavonoids and decrease the benefits. In addition, stay away from prepackaged iced ...

Getting forgetful? Then blueberries may hold the key

... level in neurons. The research team was able to show that the ability of flavonoids to induce memory improvements are mediated by the activation of signalling ... these findings further by investigating the effects of diets rich in flavonoids on individuals suffering from cognitive impairment and Alzheimers disease. ...

China Shenghuo Reports Full Year 2007 Financial Results

... The main ingredients in Tian Xin Soft Capsules are total saponins, total flavonoids and tea polyphenol. Of those, total saponins and total flavonoids are extracted from Sanchi using modernized techniques. This product is ...

Cranberries' Antioxidant Level Tops List in USDA Report

... are different types of antioxidants. Known for their antioxidant activity, flavonoids make up the largest subgroup of phytonutrients, which are beneficial ... including cranberries. Specifically, cranberries contain a subclass of flavonoids called anthocyanins, which are known for their role as antioxidants. ...

RealAge.com Suggests a Reason to Celebrate in September!

... when you munch on this mouth- watering delight? Getting 31 milligrams of flavonoids a day -- like those found in chocolate and strawberries -- can make your ... at least 70% real cocoa), were least likely to die from heart disease. flavonoids are known to thwart bad cholesterol and quell inflammatory processes that ...

Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function

... reduce cholesterol and ease menopause symptoms. This new study is the first to link soy intake and reduced COPD risk. "It has been suggested that flavonoids from soy foods act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the lung, and can protect against tobacco carcinogens for smokers. However, further research is ...

Latest Berry Health Benefits Revealed

... Foods and Beverages" Roger Corder, Ph.D., William Harvey Research Institute of London "Healthy Eating: Bioavailability of Dietary flavonoids and Phenolics" Alan Crozier Ph.D., University of Glasgow, Scotland " Berry Consumption in Humans: Bioavailability of Polyphenols and ...

Valentine's Day Indulgences Can Be Heart Healthy

... them in chocolate to make a very good, heart-healthy Valentine's snack." Not any chocolate will do. Dark chocolate is the kind that contains flavonoids credited with being good for the heart. "People have asked the question which is better for you: red wine or white wine? Probably wine in ...

Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection

... mothers shunned the fruit. The mechanism behind apples' apparent protective effect needs further study, but may have something to do with the flavonoids and other antioxidants contained in apples, said Dr. Devang Doshi, director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, ...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

... early to say this is chemo-protective." Previous studies have shown that eating vegetables and fruits helps prevent cancer development and that flavonoids and grape seed extract might cause cancer cell death and reduce certain tumors. Shi treated the leukemia cells with a commercially available grape ...

Frost & Sullivan Awards SourceOne Global Partners for Proprietary Heart Health Formulas

... Cholesstrinol(TM) includes exclusive formulas taken directly from the proprietary and synergistic ingredients, PMF-source(TM) Citrus flavonoids and TocoSource(R) Palm Tocotrienols. The Cholesstrinol(TM) family of formulae also includes the potent combinations of OmegaChoice(TM) Concentrated ...

New Research Shows Specific Antioxidant, Found in Cherries, May Boost the Body's Defenses Against the Flu

... exercise. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2008;295:R505-509 (2) Erlund I. Review of the flavonoids quercetin, hesperetin, and naringenin. Dietary sources, bioactives, bioavailability and epidemiology. Nutrition Research. 2004;24:851-874. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac: June 11, 2008

... techniques they selected 19 plant components, called flavonoids, to be tested for their ability to block alpha-amylase activity. They identified 7 flavonoids with significant inhibition of alpha-amylase, the strongest of which inhibited activity by 99 percent. Knowledge gained from this study will lead to ...

Miracle leaves that may help protect against liver damage

... Food and Agriculture. Indigineous to the mountainous regions of China and Russia, sea buckthorn has been shown to be rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. The leaves are also used to make a tea. In a clinically controlled study, scientists looked at whether the leaves had ...

When It comes to Matters of the Heart, Almonds Are a Multi-Tasker

... high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)/electrochemical detection, UV detection and mass spectometry. They found that almonds contain flavonoids and phenolics in their skins similar to fruits and vegetables.(3) Antioxidants at Work In a previous study, 27 men and women with high ...

Plant flavonoid found to reduce inflammatory response in the brain

... indicate a possible role for luteolin or other bioactive compounds in treating neuroinflammation, Johnson said. It might be possible to use flavonoids to inhibit JNK and mitigate inflammatory reactions in the brain, he said. Inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 are very well known to inhibit ...

Drink Tea. Win $20,000. Experience the 'Calm-A-Sutra of Tea'

... health-related benefits. As the world's most widely consumed beverage (next to water), tea is great tasting and calorie-free. It contains flavonoids that are believed to be health-protective antioxidants, which ultimately make drinking tea part of a satisfying, healthy lifestyle. "While ...

Study in mice suggests molecules in plants have beneficial effect on Alzheimer's disease

... illness, which is the most common cause of dementia and is estimated to affect more than five million people in the United States. These flavonoids are widely available in natural foods and it appears that they may be used in purified form as therapeutic agents. The compounds have few if any side ...

Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus

... in grapefruit have significant drug-drug interactions. "Future studies would focus on long-term ability of naringenin and perhaps other citrus flavonoids to reduce viral load in animal models and long-term cultures of primary human hepatocytes," the researchers concluded. The study was published in ...

Make Thanksgiving a Feast of Health

... Dean said. Dean's also high on cranberries. "The crimson color of cranberries signal that they are full of flavonoids," she explained, adding that flavonoids are high in antioxidants and help prevent everything from infections to strokes and cancer. And, for a final recommendation, Dean likes broccoli ...

Ultrasound Beats Blood Test for Gauging Ovarian Cancers: Study

... fellow at the hospital, said in a prepared statement. "Although additional research is needed, these findings suggest that consuming a diet rich in flavonoids may be protective." "Other flavonoid-rich foods, such as onions, beans and kale, may also decrease ovarian cancer risk, but the number of women ...

Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow

... Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. More information The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University has more about flavonoids . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Nov. 4, 2007, presentation, American Heart Association annual ...

Tea Helps Toughen Older Women's Hips

... see a difference." The authors speculated that certain components of tea, such as antioxidant flavonoids, might account for the benefit seen. flavonoids "have been shown to have a stimulatory effect on new cells that build bone in cell line studies," Devine explained. "Also, the weak estrogenic ...

Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment

... is actually causing this increase in sensitivity." "Of course, cranberries are non-toxic, and the compounds they contain are part of the family of flavonoids found in grape seeds, which have been shown to be potentially beneficial in breast cancer," he added. "So, there's certainly no risk of harm here. ...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

... standard produce found almost double the level of flavonoids - a type of antioxidant. It contained higher ... at the University of California, believes that flavonoids can also help to stave off some forms of cancer ... and colleagues measured the amount of two flavonoids - quercetin and kaempferol - in dried tomato ...

Science Stacks Up for Flavonoids for Heart Health

... that high dietary intake of several classes of flavonoids can reduced the risk of mortality from ... the first study that has reported on total flavonoids and on seven subclasses of flavonoids," wrote ... to Business Insights, the market potential for flavonoids in the dietetic and nutritional supplement market ...

Dark chocolate can help ease symptoms of diarrhea

... beans contain a large amount of chemicals called flavonoids that can be used to create natural supplements to ... the study have been testing the cocoa extract and flavonoids in cell cultures that mimic the lining of the ... now been scientifically established that cocoa flavonoids can bind to and inhibit a protein called CFTR, ...

When it comes to health, all chocolates not the same.

... tea and red wine. Some studies indicate flavonoids protect the heart from damaging effects of ... blood pressure. Other experiments show cocoa flavonoids may reduce harmful blood clotting properties and ... to the research said the protective aspects of flavonoids in chocolate have not been proven. "I guess ...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

... study found that organic tomatoes have almost double the amount of flavonoids than compared to the tomatoes grown conventionally. Flavonoids are ... also higher in organic tomatoes. Researchers elaborated that since flavonoids are produced as a result of nutrient deficiency, over-fertilising the soil ...

Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar

... of what in the juice was responsible for suppressing ROS generation: flavonoids and vitamin C or fructose?" An additional round of test on the ... vitamin C suppressed the oxygen free radicals. However the two types of flavonoids in orange juice -- hesperetin and naringenin -- inhibited ROS generation ...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

... is a strong inverse correlation between the consumption of foods rich in flavonoids – such as wine, green tea, fruits and vegetables – and cardiovascular ... chocolate products are considered one of the most concentrated sources of flavonoids among commonly consumed foods. Since endothelial function has been used ...

Red Wine Lessens the Risk of Prostate Cancer

... week, the relative risk declined by 6%. Why red wine? Doctors dont know. But much of the speculation focuses on chemicalsincluding various flavonoids and resveratrolmissing from other alcoholic beverages. These components have antioxidant properties, and some appear to counterbalance androgens, the ...

Blood Pressure Tackled Better With Cocoa Than Tea

... (high blood pressure) to eat more fruits and vegetables, according to background information in the article. Compounds known as polyphenols or flavonoids in fruits and vegetables are thought to contribute to their beneficial effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. 'Tea and cocoa products ...

Organic Crops Contain Higher Levels of Nutrients: Study

... farming conference held at the University of Hohenheim in Germany last week. The same team found organic apple puree contained more phenols, flavonoids and vitamin C than conventional versions. Apple puree is a popular food choice for babies. The latest studies were part of an EU research ...
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