Flavonoids in grape juice protect the LDL from becoming oxidized – (12-05-02)

Comparison of antioxidant effects of Concord grape juice flavonoids & alpha-tocopherol on markers of oxidative stress

While the findings that flavonoids in grape juice have potent antioxidant properties should not drop anyone’s jaw, this is a good time to remind everyone that, while we throw on our blinders and look only at cholesterol as the “bad guy” in CVD, the reality is that LDL cholesterol does not do any damage until the LDL itself gets damaged. The flavonoids in grape juice protect the LDL from becoming oxidized.

AJCN — Abstracts: O’Byrne et al. 76 (6): 1367

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