Carotenoids and Flavonoids Contribute to Nutritional Protection against Skin Damage from Sunlight

  title={Carotenoids and Flavonoids Contribute to Nutritional Protection against Skin Damage from Sunlight},
  author={W. Stahl and H. Sies},
  journal={Molecular Biotechnology},
  • W. Stahl, H. Sies
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • The concept of photoprotection by dietary means is gaining momentum. Plant constituents such as carotenoids and flavonoids are involved in protection against excess light in plants and contribute to the prevention of UV damage in humans. As micronutrients, they are ingested with the diet and are distributed into light-exposed tissues, such as skin or the eye where they provide systemic photoprotection. β-Carotene and lycopene prevent UV-induced erythema formation. Likewise, dietary flavanols… CONTINUE READING
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