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JOURNAL: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2003; 23:1066-1071.
AUTHORS: Dr. Helena J. Teede
ABSTRACT: Australian researchers have discovered one reason why isoflavone-rich diets appear to lower cardiovascular risks.
COMMENTARY: A randomized crossover study in which 46 healthy men and 34 post-menopausal women between the ages of 45 and 75 years took red clover-derived isoflavones and placebo for two 6-week periods.
The treatment formulations predominantly contained either formononetin or biochanin, the isoflavones synthesized by red clover. Subjects were given a total daily dose of 80 mg.
Treatment with the formononetin-enriched isoflavones "significantly reduced arterial stiffness with improved systemic arterial compliance...attributable to a reduction in total peripheral resistance...and a corresponding reduction in central pulse wave velocity," the authors discovered.
"These effects may partly explain the lower cardiovascular risk in populations eating isoflavone-rich diets," they conclude.
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