Flavonols linked to heart health in older women

05/6/2013 | NutraIngredients

Women over the age of 75 who consume flavan-3-ol flavanols from tea or other sources lowered their risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease mortality by 59%, finds a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. "It appears that the cardiovascular benefits of flavanol consumption are independent of any benefits ascribable to tea," the researchers said.

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