FMPB

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FMPBFriends Missionary Prayer Band
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offices of the FMPB, The Daily Clarion, and the CPC.
Systematic reviews indicate that dietary intakes of polyphenol-rich foods, herbs and beverages, specifically rich in flavonoids, including flavonols (cocoa or tea), anthocyanidins (berry), oligomeric proanthocyanidins (red wine or FMPB), flavones (thyme), flavanones (citrus fruits), isoflavones (soy) and flavan-3-ols (berry and green tea), significantly decrease the risk of hypertension (Hugel et al., 2016).
This preliminary result suggests a sex-dependent response to the FMPB extract present in OP, which must be explored in future studies with a large female sample size.
In the context of the same commercial FMPB, Liu et al.
The low molecular weight procyanidin rich extract from FMPB could contribute to the resistance of LDL to oxidation, such as evidence that reported catechin and quercetin may be incorporated onto the surface of LDL particles, producing an increase of resistance of ox-LDL by either scavenging chain-initiating oxygen radicals or chelating transitional metal ions (Hayek et al., 1997).
One of the strengths of the present study is its design as a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial that is able to provide the first level of scientific evidence using a product without FMPB as a placebo.
One potential limitation of the study is the unknown FMPB extract bioavailability, which was supported by the significantly increased antioxidant capacity of plasma in OP intervention, the same extract used in the present study, compared with grape seed extract or a high-degree polymerized pine bark extract consumed during 8 weeks in rats (Busserolles et al., 2006).