Flavonoids: a review of probable mechanisms of action and potential applications

Auteur(s) :
Boelens PG., Nijveldt RJ., Van Hoorn DEC., Van Leeuwen PAM., Van Nood E., Van Norren K.
Date :
Oct, 2001
Source(s) :
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. #74:4 p418-425
Adresse :
"VAN LEEUWEN PAM,VRIJE UNIV AMSTERDAM,MED CTR DEPT SURG;POB 7057;NL-1007 MB AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS.pam.vleeuwen@azvu.nl "

Sommaire de l'article

The aim of this review, a summary of the putative biological actions of flavonoids, was to obtain a further understanding of the reported beneficial health effects of these substances. Flavonoids occur naturally in fruit, vegetables, and beverages such as tea and wine. Research in the field of flavonoids has increased since the discovery of the French paradox, ie, the low cardiovascular mortality rate observed in Mediterranean populations in association with red wine consumption and a high saturated fat intake. Several other potential beneficial properties of flavonoids have since been ascertained. We review the different groups of known flavonoids, the probable mechanisms by which they act, and the potential clinical applications of these fascinating natural substances.

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