Tea and Heart Disease – (08-20-01)By
Tea and Heart Disease
This is an editorial that covers some of the metabolism that is involved with quercetin; don’t chew gum while trying to comprehend it. What this article does point out is that there are several factors that effect the bioavailability of the bioflavonoid quercetin. GI flora is important in activating the compound. And sex of the study participants also plays a major role, with women being able to produce a much higher bioavailabilty of the compound than men. Remember this the next time you see an article titled “natural substance X protects/doesn’t protect against disease Y.” Nature is not so simple. Tea and Coronary Heart Disease: the Flavonoid Quercetin Is More Bioavailable From Rutin in Women Than in Men
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information
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