Effects of the pure flavonoids epicatechin and quercetin on vascular function and cardiometabolic health: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial

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Dower, J.I.; Geleijnse, J.M.; Gijsbers, L.; Zock, P.L.; Kromhout, D.; Hollman, P.C.H.;
  • Subject: homeostasis model assessment | reduces blood-pressure | flavanol-rich cocoa | insulin-resistance | dark chocolate | cardiovascular-disease | hypertensive subjects | endothelial function | plasma epicatechin | catechin contents

BACKGROUND: Prospective cohort studies showed inverse associations between the intake of flavonoid-rich foods (cocoa and tea) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Intervention studies showed protective effects on intermediate markers of CVD. This may be due to the protecti... View more
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