Dietary epicatechin, a novel anti-aging bioactive small molecule.

  title={Dietary epicatechin, a novel anti-aging bioactive small molecule.},
  author={Hongwei Si and Chao-Qiang Lai and Dongmin Liu},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
Epicatechin (EC), a flavonoid present in various foods including cocoa, dark chocolate, berries, and tea, was recently reported to promote general health and survival of old mice fed a standard chow diet. This is considered a novel discovery in the field of identifying natural compounds to extend lifespan, given that presumably popular anti-aging natural agents including resveratrol, green tea extract, and curcumin had failed in extending the lifespan of standard chow-diet-fed mice. However… 

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