Dietary flavonoids: molecular mechanisms of action as anti- inflammatory agents.

  title={Dietary flavonoids: molecular mechanisms of action as anti- inflammatory agents.},
  author={Laura Marzocchella and Massimo Fantini and M Ricardo Benvenuto and Laura Masuelli and Ilaria Tresoldi and Andrea Modesti and Roberto Bei},
  journal={Recent patents on inflammation & allergy drug discovery},
  volume={5 3},
Flavonoids are a large group of polyphenolic compounds, which are ubiquitously expressed in plants. They are grouped according to their chemical structure and function into flavonols, flavones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanins, flavanones and isoflavones. Many of flavonoids are found in fruits, vegetables and beverages. Flavonoids have been demonstrated to have advantageous effects on human health because their anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet aggregation, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant… CONTINUE READING
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