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Endothelial Function

Walnuts in Diet Can Improve Endothelial Functions for Overweight Adults

Posted September 26, 2013

Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one’s diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals. Their original research article, “Effects of Walnuts on Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults with Visceral Obesity: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial,” is now available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the Official Publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge.

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‘Compelling data’: RCT shows blueberry flavonoids boost endothelial function and heart health

Posted September 12, 2013

Flavonoids from blueberries may improve vascular function in healthy men, according to findings of two randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover human-intervention trials from Europe.

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Thiamine May Improve Endothelial Function

Posted October 21, 2012

An observational study involving 30 adult subjects who were either healthy, with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), found that thiamine may increase endothelium dependent vasodilatation (EDV).

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Olive Oil May Improve Endothelial Function In Patients with Atherosclerosis

Posted September 10, 2012

In a double-blind, randomized trial enrolling 82 patients with early atherosclerosis (52 completed study), researchers found that olive oil (OO) consumption improved endothelial function and reduced inflammation.

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Dark Chocolate Good For Those With Advanced Heart Failure

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a study conducted by investigators at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), a flavonoid called epicatechin, found in dark chocolate, enhanced mitochondria structure in individuals with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes after 3 months. The study is published this week by the journal Clinical and Translational Science.

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