Basic biochemical mechanisms behind the health benefits of polyphenols.

  title={Basic biochemical mechanisms behind the health benefits of polyphenols.},
  author={Cesar G Fraga and M{\'o}nica L Galleano and Sandra V Verstraeten and Patricia I Oteiza},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  volume={31 6},
Polyphenols and consequently many flavonoids have several beneficial actions on human health. However, the actual molecular interactions of polyphenols with biological systems remain mostly speculative. This review addresses the potential mechanisms of action that have been so far identified, as well as the feasibility that they could occur in vivo. Those mechanisms include: i) non specific actions, based on chemical features common to most polyphenols, e.g. the presence of a phenol group to… CONTINUE READING

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