Do polyphenols enter the brain and does it matter? Some theoretical and practical considerations

@article{Schaffer2011DoPE,
  title={Do polyphenols enter the brain and does it matter? Some theoretical and practical considerations},
  author={Sebastian Schaffer and Barry Halliwell},
  journal={Genes & Nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={7},
  pages={99-109}
}
Although several epidemiological and intervention studies suggest that polyphenols (PPs) and PP-rich foods may improve memory and cognition in animals and humans, PPs’ mode of action is only poorly understood. To help distinguish between the different modes of action that have been proposed for PPs, it is obviously important to know how much PPs can accumulate in the brain, if any at all. However, reliable data on PP uptake into the brain of animals are limited as many studies failed to report… CONTINUE READING
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