Polyphenols in the Protection of Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia

Polyphenols in the Protection of Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia

By Ralph Sanchez, MTCM, CNS

In a recently published study—NutriNet-Santé (10/2018), that included the analysis of dietary records of 84,158 French adults that spanned between May 2009 and June 20017, the higher intake of powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds (polyphenols), that are components of a host of foods and beverages found that “Higher intakes of polyphenols, especially of anthocyanins, catechins (flavan-3-ols), and flavonols, were associated with a statistically significant decreased cardiovascular disease risk.”(1). The polyphenol intake was primarily derived from coffee (49%), tea (23%), fruits (17%), vegetables (8%), and wine (5%). (more…)

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