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  • n. The cis- form of catechin


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epi- +‎ catechin


  • A diet high in sugar and saturated fat diminishes neurogenesis, whereas other foods increase it, including chocolate (in moderate amounts), tea and blackberries, which contain a substance called epicatechin that improves memory.

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  • Researchers have found a compound called epicatechin, commonly found in dark chocolate, protects the brain against stroke by shielding nerve cells. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The compound, a flavanol called epicatechin, triggers two built-in protective pathways in the brain, according to a report published online last week in the

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  • Dark chocolate eaters also have a higher level of a healthy compound known as epicatechin in their systems, which have also been connected to reduction of major diseases including stroke, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

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  • And besides, good cocoa is a health food see here filled with active flavinoid compounds, such as epicatechin, which according to some researchers may be protective against the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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  • A particular flavonol, epicatechin, or EC, which is also found in red wine, is said to be responsible for much of dark chocolate's effects of increased blood circulation to the heart, extremities and brain.

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  • The predominant phenolic phytochemicals in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2.

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  • According to Norman Hollenberg, Professor at Harvard Medical School, epicatechin, a metabolic form of catechin, can reduce the risk of all four of these major human health problems: stroke, heart failure, cancer, and diabetes.

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  • Rutgers University researchers found that epicatechin, another antioxidant found in blueberries, helps prevent urinary-tract infections by preventing bacteria from adhering to cells lining the urinary tract.


  • The high flavonol cocoa contained roughly the amount of epicatechin and catechin found in 100 grams, or a large bar, of very dark chocolate.

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