Emerging Evidence that Epicatechin Improves Cognitive Function

Bioactive flavonoids include several subclasses, among them flavanols, a group of monomeric flavan-3-ols and their oligomeric or polymeric counterparts, procyanidins. Epicatechin and catechin are flavan-3-ols found abundantly in tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae), apples (Malus pumila syn. M. domestica, Rosaceae), berries (many genera and species), grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae), and most notably cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae), whose main bioactive … Continue reading Emerging Evidence that Epicatechin Improves Cognitive Function

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Clinical Trial Finds that Walnut Leaf Extract is Ineffective for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

Walnut (Juglans regia, Juglandaceae) is a large deciduous tree native to Central Asia. It has been in cultivation across the Eurasian continent for thousands of years. While it is primarily grown for its exceptionally nutritious nut, it is also a source of dye, wood, and other products. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, clinical trial, … Continue reading Clinical Trial Finds that Walnut Leaf Extract is Ineffective for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes