With acute myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart) being a major health concern, understanding prevention of the disease is important. A long-established relationship has been reported between flavonoid-rich food consumption and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors. A new review of multiple studies suggests that cardio-protective action of flavonoids may be due to mitochondrial pathways (ion channels, protein kinases,…).

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