Flavan-3-ols (catechins): A subclass of the flavonoids with the following specific molecular skeleton: 2-phenyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-3-ol. Condensation of flavan-3-ols into oligomers, the procyanidins occurs.
The Seven Countries Study
The Seven Countries Study (SCS for short) is the first major study to investigate diet and lifestyle along with other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, across contrasting countries and cultures and over an extended period of time. Read more about this study.