Category Archives: Smoking

Dark Chocolate and the Heart’s ‘Repairing Cells’ (EPCs)

Along the lines of finding out red wine can provide heart health benefits, the European Society [...]

6 Areas to Improve Your Circulating Stem Cells (And Your Health)

The stem cells in your body are invaluable to your health. Degenerative diseases and aging [...]

Endothelial Dysfunction: Questions & Answers

What are EPCs? EPCs are endothelial progenitor cells, a term that applies to several different [...]

The Negative Effect of Smoking on EPC Levels

Cigarette smoking depletes and impairs the function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Smoking is associated [...]

Smoking cessation increases endothelial progenitor cells, helping to restore cardiovascular health.

The effect of smoking on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is not well known, but in [...]

Pine bark extract’s benefits for the cardiovascular health of smokers.

The long-term effects of pine bark extract (Pycnogenol®) is studied here, and the results show [...]