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Review of Studies of Grape Products Documents Bioactivities that May Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Polyphenols, the most abundant secondary metabolites in plants, include flavonoids and non-flavonoids. Dietary intake of polyphenols varies greatly and is difficult to quantify. Polyphenols are poorly characterized in foods and their quantity may vary depending on factors including plant genetics and preparation and storage methods. 920 more words



So yesterday, Rude Ass was ready to get back into the swing of things at our little house. We started the reclaimed wood walls. First, he had to cut the OSB and attach it to the framing. 169 more words

Reduce; Reuse; Recycle; Replenish - Art Journal Page

Last week’s Art Journal Adventure prompt was another guest blog post by my friend Jana.  Her theme was “trash to treasure” and she had all sorts of ingenious ideas for using everyday objects destined for the recycling bin as tools for mixed media art.   255 more words

Patent Foramen Ovale and Cryptogenic Stroke

Three papers appeared in the September 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine:

  • N Engl J Med 2017;377:1011-21. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1705915
  • N Engl J Med 2017;377:1022-32.
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