INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 — The scientific spotlight focuses today on
the healthful antioxidant substances in red wine, dark chocolate, olive
oil, coffee, tea, and other foods and dietary supplements that are
enticing millions of consumers with the promise of a healthier, longer
The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society,
is holding a symposium on those substances during its 246th National
Meeting & Exposition.
Reports in the symposium involve substances that consumers know best as
"antioxidants," and that scientists term "phenolic derivatives." These
ingredients, found naturally in certain foods and sold as dietary
supplements, have been linked with health benefits that include reducing
the risk of heart disease and cancer.