Metabolism of flavonoids in human: a comprehensive review.

  title={Metabolism of flavonoids in human: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Zhongjian Chen and Shirui Zheng and Li-ping Li and Huidi Jiang},
  journal={Current drug metabolism},
  volume={15 1},
Flavonoids are naturally occurring polyphenols, which are widely taken in diets, supplements and herbal medicines. Epidemiological studies have shown a flavonoid-rich diet is associated with the decrease in incidence of a range of diseases. Pharmacological evidences also reveal flavonoids display anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-diarrheal activities. Therefore, it is critical to study the biotransformation and disposition of flavonoids in… CONTINUE READING
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