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cat·e·chin

(kat'ĕ-kin),
A derivative of catechu and used as an astringent in diarrhea and as a stain.
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catechin

(kăt′ĭ-kĭn′)
n.
1. A flavonoid, C15H14O6, originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
2. Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. In both senses also called catechol.
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The solvent for identification (LC/MS Q-TOF) and quantitative (UPLC-PDA) analysis of polyphenols (anthocyanin, flavan-3-ol, flavonol, and phenolic acid) were performed as detailed described previously by WojdyJo et al.
The flavan-3-ol content ranged from 48 g to 76 g CE per 100 g.
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In this particular study participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DMII) took a daily dose of 27 mg of flavonoid enriched chocolate (90 mg epicatechin, 850 mg total flavan-3-ols) and 100 mg of soy isoflavones for 12 months.
Quercetin glucuronide, myricetin xyloside and flavan-3-ols in polymeric form were tentatively identified for the first time in murta extracts.
The presence of flavan-3-ols has been reported in cranberry by Lin and Harnly (2007).5 Through reactions catalysed by light, heat and oxygen, flavan-3-ols tend to combine with esters of gallic acid and ellagic acid to form compounds referred to as hydrolysable tannins, such as catechingallate, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin and epigallocatechin gallate.
Researchers examined the relationship of the six main subclasses of flavonoids commonly consumed in the American diet-flavanones, anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonoid polymers, flavonols, and flavones--to the risk of ischemic, hemorrhagic, and total stroke.
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When the flavonoids were broken down into specific types, the significant reduction in breast cancer risk applied to flavones, flavan-3-ols, and lignans only; not to flavanones, isoflavones, or anthocyanadins.
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