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Author(s): Francesco Visioli
Catalina A Alarcon De La Lastra
Cristina Andres Lacueva
Michael Aviram
Conceicao Calhau
Alfredo Cassano
Massimo D'Archivio
Ana Faria
Gaelle Fave
Vincenzo Fogliano
Rafael Llorach
Paola Vitaglione
Mario Zoratti
Marvin Edeas
Title: Polyphenols and Human Health: A Prospectus
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The lay press often heralds polyphenols as panacea for all sorts of diseases. The rationale is that their antioxidant activity would prevent free radical damage to macromolecules. However, basic and clinical science is showing that the reality is much more complex than this and that several issues, notably content in foodstuff, bioavailability, or in vivo antioxidant activity are yet to be resolved. We summarize the recent findings concerning the effects of polyphenols on human health, analyze the current limitations at pitfalls, and propose future directions for research.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Outras ciências agrárias
Health sciences, Other Agrarian Sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências agrárias::Outras ciências agrárias
Agrarian Sciences::Other Agrarian Sciences
Document Type: Outra Publicação em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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