Alice Cortez

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Epidemiological studies support the association of coffee-specific diterpenes, with various beneficial health effects. Although anti-antiangiogenic properties of free cafestol and kahweol have been recently described, available data regarding their esterified form, in particular palmitate esters as the main diterpene esters present in coffee, are still(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether patients with a very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (VEDOSS) may already present circulating markers and in vitro signs of microvascular dysfunction. METHODS Serum samples were obtained from 55 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), 25 patients with VEDOSS, and 55 matched healthy controls (HC). Serum levels of(More)
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