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Are tannins responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of drinking wine?
Columns  September 23, 2005, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Tannins will indeed constrict blood vessels, but our 5,000-year history of drinking wine and tea, both of which are high in tannins, is testimony that ill effects are outweighed by benefits. "Proanthocyanidins" are among the substances labeled as "tannins." Proanthocyanidins are simply several molecules of the phytochemicals that we call flavonoids joined together..."

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Are the tannins in my tea bad for me?
Columns  April 30, 2004, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Tannins are touted as excellent antioxidants, promoted by the tea industry as well as wine and cheese makers. Catechin, one of several thousand proanthocyanidins or polyphenols, is a type of tannin peculiar to tea..."

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Are there any solid studies to show that the 'new' Litozin rose hips can alleviate or even 'cure' osteoarthritis?
Columns  August 4, 2006, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Litozin provides more than just vitamin C. Since it is derived from food, it also has a number of substances that are known to be beneficial in various ways, such as organic acids (citric acid, malic acid, etc.) and proanthocyanidins (potent antioxidants), as well as several bioflavonoids...."

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The SARS outbreak terrifies me, and I want to do what I can to protect myself. Are there any nutrients that might help?
Columns  May 9, 2003, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Another reason to use vitamin E is that poor immune response has been associated with low levels of vitamin E. Other sources of companion antioxidants include plant constituents, termed proanthocyanidins, which are available from fruit and green tea and are also used to treat viral infection...."

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Where else can a teetotaler get the benefits of red wine?
Columns  January 25, 2002, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Red wine contains a class of flavonoids called "oligomeric proanthocyanidins" or, due to this awkward name, OPCs. These are credited with increasing the good HDL cholesterol and may also inhibit the production of a peptide called endothelin-1, which is a potent blood vessel constrictor..."

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I have an aggressive form of breast cancer being treated by some powerful chemotherapy drugs. A friend is warning me that some vitamins should be avoided during chemo. Which vitamins are these?
Columns  December 7, 2001, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...You should have no trouble finding a multiple antioxidant formula that would supply reasonable amounts of vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, coenzyme Q-10, and selenium. A formula containing these, plus any or all of the following less common antioxidants would be even better: n-acetyl cysteine, glutathione, citrus bioflavonoids, and proanthocyanidins...."

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