Dietary flavonoids: Role of (-)-epicatechin and related procyanidins in cell signaling.

@article{Fraga2011DietaryFR,
  title={Dietary flavonoids: Role of (-)-epicatechin and related procyanidins in cell signaling.},
  author={Cesar G Fraga and Patricia I Oteiza},
  journal={Free radical biology & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={813-23}
}
Plant polyphenols are among the most abundant phytochemicals present in human diets. Increasing evidence supports the health-promoting effects of certain polyphenols, including flavonoids. This review discusses current knowledge of the capacity of monomeric flavanols, i.e., (-)-epicatechin and (+)-catechin, and their derived procyanidins to modulate cell signaling and the associations of these actions with better health. Flavanols and procyanidins can regulate cell signaling through different… CONTINUE READING

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