Research Roundup

September 2007 Issue

Research Roundup

• Supplementing with folic acid may significantly reduce the risk of a first stroke. That was the conclusion of U.S. and Chinese researchers who reviewed eight clinical trials.
• Adding milk to tea doesn't reduce benficial polyphenol antioxidants. That’s what Scottish researchers found in this first-ever study to look at drinking tea with and without milk.
• A small amount of dark chocolate eaten daily is enough to lower blood pressure. That’s what German researchers found when they fed dark or white chocolate to 44 middle-aged and older people.

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